Orkney at War: Defending Scapa Flow(Volume 1) tells the story of World War I, and how a remote group of islands off the north of Scotland became 'the principal maritime centre of a world in conflict' and one of the most strongly fortified and most heavily controlled areas in the country.
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.
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.