“The young fellows from all the farms and villages round about used to fairly let themselves go on Halloween night. Authority was flouted. “
Halloween Tales from Orkney: Removing Objects
“All over the island carts, ploughs, lorries, wheelbarrows, etc were shifted, and in once case a motor car was removed.”
Halloween Tales From Orkney: Robert Burns
“Some merry, friendly, country-folks,/Together did convene,/To burn their nits, and pou their stocks,/And haud their Halloween”
Halloween Tales From Orkney: ‘A Nicht O’ Tine’
” At the season of Earth’s decay our forefathers remembered their dead, who were believed to visit their homes on that night.”
#Halloween Tales from Orkney: Carts, Peats & Gun Shots
Sheriff Substitute Brown said that there had been ‘a disgusting amount of lying going on’.
Of Cairns & Cists
“Old ways, die hard.”
Kirkwall Neepie Lantern Hunt
This year’s neepie lantern hunt runs from Saturday 10th till Saturday 31st October and there are 40 neepie lanterns to find, placed in businesses all over the centre of the town.
Fair Isle Knitting : Between the Islands
Shetland film maker Keiba Clubb has made a delightful film about the world famous knitting from the island of Fair Isle.
Promoting Traditional Fashion & Textiles in the Digital Age
The project titled ‘Augmented Fashion: Immersive Interactions for Sustainable Heritage in Fashion and Textiles’ involves RGU working with industry partners across Scotland and academics in Shangahi, China.