Orcadian Columns

Orcadian Column, 7 September 2023

During its construction, the Scottish Parliament building attracted more than its fair share of criticism. For all the delays and cost overruns, however, thankfully the project never resorted to using ‘flaky concrete’.

7 Sep 2023

Orcadian Column, 10 August 2023

Sanday got Show Week off to a promising start last Friday. Despite a chill in the air it was a fine day, encouraging locals and visitors to turn out in decent numbers, which was good to see.

11 Aug 2023

Orcadian Column, 27 July 2023

Summer recess offers a welcome opportunity to spend time at home, even if the Islands Games and a couple of days watching Ashes cricket in Manchester have put an enjoyable spoke in the wheels of those plans recently.

27 Jul 2023

Orcadian Column, 13 July 2023

By strange coincidence, I find myself spending the week surrounded by people from Crown Dependencies, Overseas Territories and a smattering of autonomous Nordic islands.

13 Jul 2023

Orcadian Column, 29 June 2023

The end of term tends to be a time for celebrating achievement and recognising hard work. Certainly the KGS Awards on Monday evening fitted that bill perfectly and it was a pleasure to be invited to be a part of it.

29 Jun 2023

Orcadian Column, 15 June 2023

The British public has always had a soft spot for soap operas, which tend to enjoy consistently high ratings. Likewise, the soap operas currently playing out at Westminster and Holyrood will have had viewers tuning in, if only in disbelief.

15 Jun 2023

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