In June 1916, Field Marshall Lord Kitchener set sail from orkney on a secret mission to bolster the Russian war effort. Just a mile off land and in the teeth of a force 9 gale, HMS Hampshire suffered a huge explosion, singing in little more than fifteen minutes. Crew and passengers number 749; only twelve survived. Kitchener's body was never found.
The Orcadian Bookshop is managed by The Orcadian (a Division of the Orkney Media Group Ltd), who have been publishing newspapers and books in the islands for generations. We stock a huge variety of local interest books, most of which are published by ourselves.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Our bookshop is run by dedicated and knowledgeable staff, who'll be delighted to help in any way. And if you're in the town, why not pop in and browse our excellent selections?