Bruce Fletcher, editor of the Stronsay Limpet. A black and white portrait photograph of Bruce pictured in his kitchen, wearing a chequered shirt and glasses with a calm, but serious expression.

The Stronsay Limpet

Orcadian Stories – Bruce Fletcher: The Stronsay Limpet Bruce Fletcher is the editor of The Stronsay Limpet, a newsletter for the people living on the island of Stronsay in Orkney. Bruce was interviewed for Orcadian Stories, as series of short films which were produced by Martin Laird for The Orkney News for Scotland’s Year of […]

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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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