This edition of William Thomson's acclaimed book contains a wealth of new material. Important discoveries shed light on the Picts, the Vikings, Medieval Orkney, the Reformation and the Stewart earldom, as well as many aspects of more recent centuries.
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.