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  • I ken whaur ye bide, beuy

    I ken whaur ye bide, beuy

    “I ken whaur ye bide, beuy.“ This cartoon was drawn to accompany Fiona Grahame’s The Orkney News column in iScot magazine for December 2017. The subject of the article is the problem of goose management in Orkney, but the cartoon has a different subtext. It was inspired by a recent incident of racial abuse in…

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  • Someone Else’s Head

    Someone Else’s Head

    Someone else’s head Someone else’s head is a screen print of St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney. It is in two halves, which are partially mirrored but not the same. Each half contains one colour that the other does not. St. Magnus Cathedral is juxtaposed with a neolithic skull and paint splatters. The meaning of…

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  • Peedie Schools, or do Orcadians suffer from the Scottish cringe?

    Peedie Schools, or do Orcadians suffer from the Scottish cringe?

    Do Orcadians suffer from the ‘Scottish cringe’? This cartoon was produced to accompany an article called “Peedie Schools for Creative Learning” by Fiona Grahame, about schooling in Orkney. It appears in the October 2017 edition of iScot magazine. Being from Kirkwall, it is not easy to imagine what the experience of growing up on one…

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