The Fairy Dance - an Orcadian folk tale, supporting Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

The Fairy Dance animation release

The Fairy Dance animation release In this, Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, I am proud to announce the release of my second animated short film, The Fairy Dance. Watch The Fairy Dance now. Click here! The Fairy Dance is adapted from a folk tale, recorded by the writer Ernest Marwick, about a fiddle-player who entertains […]

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A passing tractor lit up light a Christmas tree. Long exposure photograph with streaks of blue and red.

Northlight Exhibition, now with added tractors

Northlight Exhibition, now with added tractors! There are a few days remaining to see some recent work in the windows of Northlight gallery in Stromness. On show are a selection of paintings and drawings on a variety of themes – all inspired by Orcadian history and culture. Plus photographs of tractors. The work includes an […]

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Bruce Fletcher, editor of the Stronsay Limpet. A black and white portrait photograph of Bruce pictured in his kitchen, wearing a chequered shirt and glasses with a calm, but serious expression.

The Stronsay Limpet

Orcadian Stories – Bruce Fletcher: The Stronsay Limpet Bruce Fletcher is the editor of The Stronsay Limpet, a newsletter for the people living on the island of Stronsay in Orkney. Bruce was interviewed for Orcadian Stories, as series of short films which were produced by Martin Laird for The Orkney News for Scotland’s Year of […]

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Eleanor Turner, portrait in her living room. Black and white photo by Martin Laird.

Orcadian Stories – Eleanor Turner: A Small Cog

Eleanor Turner: A Small Cog Eleanor Turner (née Laird & Caird) was part of the St Magnus Festival committee in its earliest days. In this short film, part of the Orcadian Stories series filmed for The Orkney News as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, Eleanor remembers her time as secretary. She recalls fond […]

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