The Scapa Flow Museum is impressive and is a must see for visitors to Orkney and islanders.
HMS Pheasant On This Day
On the 1st of March 1917, HMS Pheasant struck a mine just off Rora Head, Hoy, Orkney.
Christmas Past: Christmas Day 1914
“Christmas Day in Stromness was observed as a public holiday, all places of business being closed. The public bars were not open at any time of the day, as they used to be.”
Christmas Past: Cards
During World War 1 troops were sent beautiful embroidered cards by family and loved ones back home.
Christmas Past: The Post Office, Parcels
In 1914 the Kirkwall Post Office reported that a large number of parcels were posted on 21st (Monday) and 22nd (Tuesday) of December.
Peace Ship #OnThisDay
On 4th of December 1915 The Peace Ship, Ocean liner Oscar II, set sail from the USA to Europe.
Marine Pollution: The Legacy of War
Torn deck plating of the V 1302 John Mahn that was damaged by the bomb that hit amidships Image credit: VLIZ Wrecks contain hazardous substances (such as petroleum and explosives) that may harm the marine environment.
Celebrating Scapa Flow: Watch Live
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)
Medical Pioneer & Suffragette Dr Flora Murray On New Bank Note
The new £100 polymer note will feature Dr Flora Murray, CBE (1869-1923), the Scottish medical pioneer and suffragette.
HMS Pheasant #OnThisDay
On 1st March 1917 HMS Pheasant an M Class Destroyer was sunk when it struck a mine, off Rora Head, Orkney.