This book is a celebration of the Orkney Yole. It has been compiled by members of the OYA and contains both contemporary and historical photographs of the various types of yole that have been sailed over the years. There are also chapters explaining the history, evolution and construction, together with first hand reminiscences from sailors of these...
Ranging across three centuries and much of the world, Farstraers takes us on a journey into the lives of the Orcadians who found themselves at a distance from, or out of step with, the archipelago they called home. By Jocelyn Rendall. Paperback.
Featuring Kirkwall's St Magnus Cathedral. Europe's cathedrals are its finest works of art. Bestselling author Simon Jenkins travels the continent to illuminate the very best of them all - and to highlight new discoveries. Hardback, beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout.
By George Mackay Brown. First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown's seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. A new edition published to celebrate 50 years since its first publication and also the George Mackay Brown centenary in 2021.
The Shapinsay Dancing Affair. The vivid tale of a pivotal moment in Orkney's age of improvement: when David Balfour, the new laird of Shapinsay in 1846, contested the elders of the island's Secession Churches decision to discipline their flock for participating in the 'sinful' dance he gave. By Paul J. Sutherland. Paperback.