Orcadian Columns

Orcadian Column, 9 March 2023

Last week began with a funeral service in St Magnus Cathedral celebrating the life of Robin Preston and concluded with news that Don Peace from Stronsay had sadly passed away.

9 Mar 2023

Orcadian Column, 23 February 2023

The political landscape in Scotland suddenly looks very different. Yet for all the timing of Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement last week caught most people unawares, the fact of her resignation was actually no great surprise.

24 Feb 2023

Orcadian Column, 25 January 2023

As the latest constitutional clash between Scottish and UK governments ignites over gender recognition reform, I bring you news of a welcome outbreak of collaboration. And not just joint working between both of Scotland’s governments but the involvement too of local councils, invariably the forgotten partner in debates about where powers should lie and decisions taken.

26 Jan 2023

Orcadian Column, 12 January 2023

This time last year we were wrestling with the new Omicron variant of Covid. So it was a relief to see the Ba and log pull back in their rightful place in the festive calendar this year, alongside the more recent addition of the tractor run. More positive still, of course, was the sight of Ba’s entering the water and Sanday joining the tractor cavalcade!

12 Jan 2023