The Scapa Flow Museum is impressive and is a must see for visitors to Orkney and islanders.
The Lost Gardens Of Orkney, 5, Pilgrim House
During the years of World War 2 Woodwick House, Evie with its wonderful garden was put to valuable use as a rest home for servicemen – Toc H, Pilgrim House.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney, 3: Allotments
Allotments are rented strips of land mainly for growing vegetable and fruit. They are excellent for those who have no gardens or need more space. During both World Wars the growing of fresh vegetables was an important part of the war effort.
Christmas Past: Home
“Home By Christmas. That’s what they said during the war. In the Middle East, in Burma, in P.W. camps everywhere”
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.
“We shall make a different future.” Tom Johnston’s Vision 70 Years Ago
His idea was to create cheaper energy for the Highlands and Islands with the surplus produced being sold to the South for a profit.
“The past is a foreign country”
“As we look back on “the good old days,” we need to ask ourselves: Was the past actually as great as we remember it? And what can we learn from all these walks down memory lane?”
Orkney’s WW2 Radar Stations in New Book
Radar in Scotland: 1938-46 has been a passion project for its author, Ian Brown who has been researching the country’s radar sites for 35 years.
“we decided to go for an airing rather than a big walk.”
The Deepdale Monster : Orkney Christmas 1941
It was a story that in the winter of 1942 would set the printed presses rolling from its beginnings in Orkney, south to Edinburgh and onwards to London.