All about Orkney Life, people and places - then and now.
Susan was always a bit of a nomad... she has now landed in Orkney. Will she settle? September 1944 and the war in Europe is stuttering on... Wren 94167, Mary Walker, is posted to Scapa Flow, Orkney, where there is bacon and eggs a-plenty... she is a wireless telegraphist and enjoys a busy social life. However, she still finds time to write home and tell...
This book pulls together, for the first time, the disparate threads of Stanley Cursiter's life and career as an artist and public figure of national importance. Born in Kirkwall, Orkney, in 1887, and described as a 'renaissance man' and a 'rare spirit', Cursiter was remarkable for the range of his accomplishments and sheer painterly skill. By Pamela...
Tales, tactics and top flies for loch trout. Through his articles in Trout and Salmon magazine Scottish International flyfisher Stan Headley, with intelligence and wit takes us to the great loughs of Ireland, the wild waters of the Western Isles, of Orkney and the north of Scotland, and fertile lowland lakes like Loch Leven. By Stan Headley. Hardback.
Follow on from 'The Outrun'. Wishing to leave behind the isolation of Orkney island life, Amy Liptrot books a one-way flight to Berlin. She rents a loftbed in a shared flat and starts to look for work - and love - through the screen of her phone. By Amy Liptrot. Paperback.
The story of the vision and tenacity of one man - Andrew Banks, a quietly spoken Orkney farmer's son - who, with a tiny team of trusted colleagues and without a penny of public funds, started operating a new, frequent, cheap, short sea crossing between Orkney and the Scottish Mainland. By Ron N. Pederson. Paperback.
This book is about the journey I have been on for the last 40 years. It's not a self-help book, more about showing you that life after an addiction is possible, that even in the darkest times of your life, there is Hope, you can turn your life around for the better and be happy in yourself, and I am living proof of that. By Valerie Ashworth More. Paperback.