On 9th of July 1917 HMS Vanguard exploded in Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804 men.
Orkney’s recently re-opened Scapa Flow Museum has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023 award.
“The plane was piloted by Flying Officer Fresson, and the flight was intended to put to the test a suggestion made to the Press a day or two previously by the well-known Orcadian airman, Oscar Garden, who considered passenger transport by air over the Pentland Firth to be an institution of the near future.”
The National Transport Trust plaque will be unveiled on Friday 12th May (78th anniversary of the opening of the barriers) by two Vice -Presidents of the National Transport Trust, John Cameron and John Yellowlees.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the first flight from Inverness to Kirkwall – 8th May 1933 – the longest running passenger air service in Europe and the 78th anniversary of the opening of the Churchill Barriers – 12th May 1945, Another Orkney Production (AOP) have a series of events, Celebrating Scapa Flow 2023.
TORPEDO FOUND – WATER SOUND – SCAPA FLOW
A series of events celebrating the history of Scapa Flow will be available to watch live (and recorded) on the Orkney International Science Festival’s YouTube Channel and brought to you by Another Orkney Production (AOP)
“someone sent me an email telling of his own experience of the kind of intimidation which conservationists can encounter when faced with the Money Men of this world”
“There’s no reason why the Scapa Flow MSPA should prevent important sustainable development in the Flow” Councillor John Ross Scott
“I regard this as a once in a generation opportunity, a transformational project that would deliver a major boost for our local economy – creating jobs and business opportunities throughout our islands.” James Stockan, Leader OIC