Two wreaths were laid at the war memorial on Stronsay. Images by Roger Neville-Smith.
“Warblers were few and far between but there were half a dozen or so Yellow broweds “
” a rather strange event that occurred more than fifty years after the end of the war and the disbanding of the Home Guard.”
“a Great blue Heron on the beach (American species)”
“One of the main driving forces in starting up the Stronsay Scouts was James Sinclair Gorie”
“There have been a few interesting sightings as usual in mid-summer this year, including a Short-eared Owl, first seen at Ward Hill on 2nd July.”
This is the tale of the difficulties encountered by the steam drifter Dewdrop, and the tragedy that befell some of her crew.
“In 1876, the first ploughing match was held in Stronsay, this being only contested by competitors of the farms of Holland and Housebay”
“The most noticeable recent sightings as regards migrants have been a male Hawfinch and a male Siskin in the Castle garden and a few Chiffchaffs – all in gardens”
“Ploughing with a horse and ox with an old Orkney plough.”