Orkney by Howie Firth.
On the edge of Britain, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North sea, lie the Orkney Islands, renowned for their seascapes and wildlife, and the continuity of community life for more than five thousand years.
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Although the straw making traditions are mainly consigned to a bygone era of farming on small crofts, the skills are not wholly forgotten. In this book Janette Park takes you through the history of all things Simmans, Sookans and Straw.