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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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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Rebel Orkney, St. Andrews Fair Saturday 2021 exhibition at Northlight Gallery, Stromness, from 27th November to 9th December 10am-4pm daily except Sunday. Poster shows Alexander Graham, Janet Fea and Peter Maxwell Davies.

Rebel Orkney Fair Saturday exhibition

Rebel Orkney, St. Andrews Fair Saturday exhibition at Northlight Gallery, Stromness. For the past few years Fiona Grahame (editor of The Orkney News), Cary Welling (curator of Northlight Gallery) and I have held events in association with St. Andrews Fair Saturday, which exists as an antidote to the rampant consumerism of Black Friday. For 2021 […]

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