The latest Orkney books at The Orcadian Bookshop
Ranging across three centuries and much of the world, Farstraers takes us on a journey into the lives of the Orcadians who found themselves at a distance from, or out of step with, the archipelago they called home. By Jocelyn Rendall. Paperback.
This is a book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man's lands and fortress islands - and what happens when humans leave and nature is allowed to reclaim its place. Featuring the Orkney island of Swona. By Cal Flyn. Paperback.
From the dramatic turquoise bays of Orkney to the peaty lochs of the Cairngorns, the thundering waterfalls of Skye to the calm depths of a reservoir in the Pentlands. Locals who know the secrets of their patch share over 100 spectacular dookin' spots across Scotland. Hardback.
This book is a celebration of the Orkney Yole. It has been compiled by members of the OYA and contains both contemporary and historical photographs of the various types of yole that have been sailed over the years. There are also chapters explaining the history, evolution and construction, together with first hand reminiscences from sailors of these...