Scapa Flow Museum guns are on their way to Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
MGS is providing £15,000, with a further £10,161 awarded by the Island of Hoy Development Trust
It was on the 9th May 1945 that the last plane took off from HMS Tern also known as Royal Naval Air Station Twatt, Orkney.
The visitor centre itself is located within the old pumping station and is simply hotching with exhibits.
It is when you see the photographs and the personal messages that the horror and death that occurred in the early hours of that Autumn day really hit home.
Inside, visitors today gasp in awe and what was constructed out of whatever could be utilised.
It is thought that by 1943, 2000 workers were being employed with the construction of the barriers with 1300 of these being Italian Prisoners of War
“Ah nearly turned an ran. It wis the Earl o bluidy Zetland.”
An estimated 20% of women’s income comes from benefits and child tax credits
Orkney also has sites of world historical interest dating from the first 4 decades of the 20th C: a time of two world wars.