Eleanor Turner was secretary and administrator with the St. Magnus Festival from 1981-1986, as well as a singer with the Festival Chorus.
George is a former Treasurer and Chairman of the Festival, as well as occasional director and singer with the Nø Boys.
Norman Rushbrook has been Lighting Manager with the St. Magnus Festival, since 1978.
“While the year may have ended, the story is far from over. Our hope is that businesses and events continue sharing their stories and visitors continue to be inspired by the places, people and cultures associated with them.” Cheryl Chapman, VisitScotland Development Manager
Last year Martin Laird and Fiona Grahame took on a project to record in filmed interviews a few of the untold stories of Orkney from those who were there at the time. Filmed over many months the interviews recount events from the 1970s to the present day.
The series of newly-commissioned recordings are pinned onto the map for users to explore. The stories feature ancient myths, local histories, contemporary yarns and community folk tales.
Premiering today, 15th of December at 4pm on the Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the film series ‘Orcadian Stories.’
In this short film he talks about Edwin Harrold, the eccentric creator of Happy Valley, and his legacy. Both retain a special place in the hearts and minds of many Orcadians.
In this short film for The Orcadian Stories series, Simon explains how the informal club came into being, and the benefits it brings to its members.
Premiering Wednesday 23rd of November at 12 midday on The Orkney News YouTube channel is Martin Laird’s film where Bruce Fletcher speaks about ‘The Stronsay Limpet.