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  • The Miracle of Bishop William the Old

    The Miracle of Bishop William the Old

    Black and white India ink drawing of Bishop William the Old experiencing a miracle of Magnus the Martyr. William suddenly loses and regains his sight, and becomes convinced in Magnus’ saintly nature. By Orcadian artist Martin Laird.

  • Passing the Standard

    Passing the Standard

    Passing the Standard Loosely inspired by stories in Norse mythology about the Raven Banner, which brought victory to the army but death to the standard-bearer. A Highlander carrying a saltire is stabbed in the back. A young girl reaches for the banner amid a sea of jeering men. For additional context you may wish to…

  • For Whom does the Wind Blow?

    For Whom does the Wind Blow?

    Orkney is a windy place and can generate more power than it needs from its many wind turbines. Unfortunately the energy distribution network is not set up to take advantage of this. There is currently no easy way to export surplus electricity, and the price tariffs energy suppliers impose on consumers penalise people living in…