The dialects of Orkney and Shetland are unique - a synthesis of Norse, Scots and Modern English. This dictionary is based on a collection of Orkney dialect words and phrases brought together by the author in the 19080s, to which has been added Orkney Norn.
Orkney book collectors prize a copy of B.H. Hossack’s Kirkwall in the Orkneys. It is a monumental tome, detailing the history of the Royal Burgh until around 1900, street by street, building by building and describes key personalities and events.