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A banker who has clocked up more than 11,500 flights over 30 years is celebrating her retirement.
A Viking “drinking hall” that could have been used by a high-ranking chieftain 800 years ago has been unearthed in Orkney, archaeologists say.
Michael Alexander and his family got away from it all with a week on Orkney.
As Neil Oliver prepares to share his love of the British Isles with Scottish audiences, he tells Caroline Lindsay about some of the places where the spirit of the past seems to linger.
Archaeologists have discovered the hand and knee prints of a Pictish metal smith while excavating a settlement in Orkney.
The Courier’s exciting new serial Crash Land starts tomorrow and author Doug Johnstone tells Caroline Lindsay what readers can expect.
Although all whisky fans have their own favourite malt, many agree the best “all-round malt” is Highland Park. It has that combination of nose, mouthfeel and finish that makes it many aficionados’ first or second choice. However, one wonders how a distillery beside Kirkwall in Orkney got called Highland Park, as the nearest Highlands are miles south across the stormy Pentland Firth.
Fifers are being urged to unite later this month to mark one of the worst maritime tragedies to occur in the Firth of Forth.
Three weeks ago I wrote about the difficulties wildlife experiences during what is known as the hungry gap period. Frost and snow make foraging for food difficult, the hedgerow berries and wild seed heads in the ditches and the margins have been stripped and our wild birds need support.