It remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster in lives lost.
“In the year 1998 Mike and I were visiting my sister Bridget who lived near Sligo town in the Republic of Ireland.”
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, was floodlit in the colours of the Orkney flag – red, blue and yellow- as part of the Day Of Reflection.
“Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;”
“Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.”
Dr Mary McNeill worked in hospitals in Serbia, Palestine, India and East Africa during and after World War 1.
This film in the Between Islands project by Shetland’s Jenny Napier Keldie tells the story in song of Samuel Angus Ward.
The hardest part of Covid is losing a loved one during this period and not being able to be with them, with family, with friends.
St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney was lit up in red to commemorate Armistice, on 11th of November.
Today The Orkney News remembers Orcadian, Dr Mary McNeill, whose devotion and self-sacrifice in serving others is humbling