A new exhibition at the University of Aberdeen examines the stories behind souvenirs, asking why we collect them and what impact they have on the makers and the planet.
“There is nothing, quite like preparing for a long international flight than being taken through a market with the smell of rotting flesh, but yes there in front of me was a family pulling their bags too.”
“West Africa is where Old Peugeots 405s come to die, even then they are resurrected and live, in a zombie state, on the streets. This was one such 405. “
We enter the huge cavernous conference Hall and take our seats just as the electricity kicks in and mercifully, so does the air con. And we wait. There is no breakfast coffee there are no rolls there is no water, there is a look of confusion on the faces of staff, it is as if they have been shocked that a conference has turned up
Sometime ago I travelled to Burkina Faso for work. This is a description of what happened and how I saw the trip. It has some humour is has some observations about the country or more specifically the Capital Ouagadougou. Things almost certainly will have changed since then, some for the better some for the worse, the country is now influenced by the Wagner Group.
“Transport to healthcare appointments is a big issue for older veterans especially. It’s complex. Some people want to be accompanied on journeys, some just want a phone call, and others want someone to meet them when they arrive”
The free bus travel is for the whole of Scotland, not just Orkney, so really useful to have if you are visiting friends and relations or attending an event outwith Orkney.
This is the true tale of a glorious adventure made by a peedie painted Stromness stone.
For week 3 of our short films as part of The Doors Open event, The Orkney News has crossed The Pentland Firth.
Last week hundreds of flights were cancelled at UK airports due to high rates of staff sickness due to Covid.