Orkney Life - then and now.
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.