Mrs Baikie of Tankerness, after a portrait by Stanley Cursiter

A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm – a forthcoming animation

A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm A Gude Cause Maks A Strong Erm, the animated story of the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society, is now all but complete. It will be available soon. The story, which is largely forgotten and previously untold, was researched and written by Fiona Grahame of The Orkney News. Narration was […]

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peedie schools Scottish cringe cartoon by martin scott laird 2017

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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