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The Orcadian archipelago is a museum of archaeological wonders. Orcadia, the new book by Prof. Mark Edmonds is a wonderful tour of that museum. And I was fortunate enough to join Mark on the journey over the course of 18 months making photographs of the remarkable sites. The Orcadian archipelago is a museum of archaeological … Continue reading

Westray bound

I’m off to Westray to give the talk I was due to give last year before the storms decided otherwise. The header image of seal prints in the sand was photographed at Grobust, Westray earlier this year. It’s not my work I’ll be discussing at the talk but the rich congregation of photographers who have … Continue reading

Science Festival foraging at West Shore

Orkney Science Festival event coming up Sunday 8 September 10am-2pm SHORE AND SEAWEED WORKSHOPS Come out to the West Shore for four family-friendly activities. Learn to identify seaweeds and make your own seaweed artwork. Forage for pigments and mark-making materials – and for seaweeds and plants, and build a beach fire to cook a foraged … Continue reading

Wildness and bleakness

A mention in the Observer from columnist Kenan Malik was a lovely surprise – see here. A forest of water horsetails at Stanger head, Flotta

Fulmars and reeds

A trip to Westray allowed time to enjoy some fulmar flypasts and quiet reeding (or are they rushes?). Thank you to Sandy and Willie for a break in their lovely cottage in Pierowall bay – St Clair’s.

Look Up

This exhibition, on now in Kirkwall at the Old Library, is the culmination of the work of all 174 first year pupils at Kirkwall Grammar School who worked over several months exploring the townscape heritage of Kirkwall. This project, funded by Kirkwall THI, began some months ago with architect Leslie Burgher talking to pupils about … Continue reading

Re-imagining Papay

  To accompany the showing of Agnés Varda’s The Gleaners and I, a workshop looking at what can be gleaned from old magazines to re-imagine Papay, gathering archive and found images to reveal an unexpected harvest. Saturday 16 Feb 2-4pm Kelp Store, Papay.