Involving kings and pirates, saints and witches, scrums, seaweed and sea planes, palaces and a garden folly. The booklet gives a brief account of Kirkwall's past in the form of a walking tour - starting by the Kiln Corner, by the harbour. This is the new and updated 2020 edition. By Kim Twatt.
Combining meticulous research with personal interviews, J D M Robertson gives a fascinating account of a turbulent and oppressive period in the annals of the Northern Isles, mainly, but not exclusively, between the years 1755 and 1815. Hardback.