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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Norman Rushbrook, portrait by Martin Laird of Norman wearing his St Magnus Festival stage crew uniform, taken in St. Magnus Cathedral. Black and white.

Orcadian Stories – Norman Rushbrook: The Men In Black

Orcadian Stories – Norman Rushbrook: The Men In Black Norman Rushbrook was lighting manager of the St. Magnus Festival from its inception. In this short film, called The Men In Black after the unobtrusive clothes that stage crew wear, Norman tells some stories of his time with the Festival. This is the second of three […]

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Orcadian Stories: a short film series by Martin Laird for The Orkney News. Promotional image showing the first 4 interviewees, supporting Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

Orcadian Stories: The Televisor premiere

Orcadian Stories premieres with Kim Foden and The Televisor Filmed and edited by Martin Laird, researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, Orcadian Stories is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for Orkney. The films focus on individuals telling their […]

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