The rhythms and markers of an Orcadian year

Well, here we are with just a fortnight until December 21st, the shortest day of the year – a strange description really, we mean of course the shortest daylight of the year. All being well, December 21st will be 24-hours in duration like all other days. Here in Orkney our hours of daylight do get prettyContinue reading “The rhythms and markers of an Orcadian year”

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Misconceptions about Orkney

Many of our friends had – and probably still have – some strange ideas about what it is like here. Well, why wouldn’t you if you have never visited? So in this blog I would like to dispel a few of the misconceptions that some folk have about Orkney. First, Orkney is in the Hebrides,Continue reading “Misconceptions about Orkney”

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We are living in interesting times. So will the world be turned upside down?

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said “may you live in interesting times”. And we certainly do in Scotland. Suddenly nothing is certain, everything is up for discussion. Actually, let’s start with Confucius. Extensive research suggests – well, I did a Google search – that the phrase is in fact a relatively modern and Western invention. SoContinue reading “We are living in interesting times. So will the world be turned upside down?”

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