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.
Memories of a vibrant Rousay childhood in the 1920s and 40s. Enter the childhood world of Phebe Marwick, who grew up in the Wasbister district of Rousay in the inter-war years. Formerly 'Rousay Remembered', freshly updated with additional stories, photos and poetry. Paperback.
An Oral History. Ann Marwick spent many hours in the 1980/90s chatting to folk in North Ronaldsay and learning about the dialect, customs and lifestyles of the island in a bygone age... she has now harvested the best bits into North Ronaldsay Voices. Paperback.
Billy Cardno served as a cabin boy on the S.S Earl Thorfinn from 1958 until 1961. Here we share his memories of that time, from his first steps on the deck to the ship's final days. A revised and extended reprint of Sailing With Steam. A5 booklet.