North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory

Here in Orkney we are fortunate to have a comprehensive, quality weekly newspaper – unlike many places in the UK. It is The Orcadian, published every Thursday, and required reading if you live here. This week The Orcadian published, on 10 April 2014, a short article I had written¬†reporting¬†the RSPB Orkney Local Group spring meeting,Continue reading “North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory”

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Killing

The gunmen came today We thought they’d gone But they’re back The gunmen This was the beginning, in my head, of a poem. It was inspired, if that is the right word, by a shooting party staying near our home who were targeting geese in the surrounding fields and elsewhere in Orkney. Somehow I couldn’tContinue reading “Killing”

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