“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” Billy Connolly
Very little remains of what was once a massive airfield in World War 2 set up to protect the Royal Navy’s fleet at Scapa Flow.
Over the last 10 years, a dedicated sub-group of Birsay Heritage Trust volunteers have carried out clearance on the site, organised local tours and run community open days.
In the early hours of 31 March 1945 (75 years ago today) a lone US Liberator bomber crashed on the outskirts of Kirkwall.
It took Paul Tyler over 600 hours of meticulous intricate work to craft his amazing model of HMS Royal Oak.
On 16th of February 1918 Lithuania reinstated its independence.
Ian Collins will be holding and exhibition at the Northlight Gallery Stromness this summer and is looking for old photographs or artefacts that people might be able to lend him for the duration of the event.
“I started this week watching some of the events to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945”
“The message to the world of the actions of Wiedemann is that it is never too late to do the right thing.”
The sites are mainly free with a few having an admission charge and/or a tour offered.