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    Ann Cleeves launches 60th Ann “Family Box Service” in Orkney


    Novel Orkney Book Scheme Marks a 60th Anniversary

    Back in 1954 began a service of distributing books to avid readers in some of Orkney’s most far-flung islands by ways of library vans boarding and unboarding ferries.

    “…it is thought that it was the very first example of this type of service […]

    Momentous Events at Scapa Flow ..

    Bonjour Mairiuna, Janice et Jean-Claude! Ca va? – How are you today?

    It was lovely to see you again at the end of September, and to welcome you all for the first time to our home in Scotland – a short visit, but one filled with so many unforgettable moments! 🙂


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    The story of St Magnus Cathedral in seven paintings…


    St Magnus Kirk*, Egilsay, Bob Jones 2009 – Wikimedia

    A light that has once shone is never quenched. Can a diamond wither?

    (George Mackay Brown – Magnus)

    St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney. – Source Wikimedia


    Hi everybody !

    How the martyrdom of earl Magnus and […]

    A ‘miniature Bayeux Tapestry’ in Orkney…


    Collection of painted panels in St Magnus Cathedral © 2012 Scotiana


    Mairiuna, we’ve just enjoyed reading your post on the children’s painted panels in St Magnus Cathedral – a miniature Bayeux Tapestry! What was it, we wondered, that attracted the Arran children to this subject?

    (Iain & Margaret – […]

    Children illuminate St Magnus’s life in Kirkwall Cathedral


    St Magnus Cathedral western front central doorway © 2012 Scotiana


    Hi everybody,

    Did you read my last post about St Magnus Cathedral? This beautiful pink and white sandstone church is situated in the heart of Kirkwall, the capital city of Orkney.

    Look! The door is open… let’s go inside, for the […]