We received a wonderful gift today. A gentleman from Deerness brought in a folder of handwritten reminiscences/essays and stories for us to copy for the archive. His writing is clear, illuminating and at times very funny. Titles include:
'Ingenuity Versus the Law'
'Of Kirks and Manses'
'The Broch of Deerness'
'Of Coracles, Soos and Curraghs'
' A Few Old Memories, Recounted in Winter Evenings 60 or 70 years ago. Some a Bit Newer'
We were also treated to a bit of his life story; war years in Cairo, life as an Orkney tradesman and the courting of his wife!
Like many today, he was in town to mark Remembrance Sunday at the Cathedral and had lain a wreath.