Seminar 9, Monday, April 8, 2019 – Cancelled

From Skara Brae to Scapa Flow: 5 days and 5000 years on Orkney.
*** Due to the weather this seminar has been cancelled ***

In June, 2016, Rob Fensome and Lorraine Thompson spent 5 days on the relatively remote, but accessible, Orkney Islands, off the northeastern tip of Scotland. These beautiful islands present an amazing span of history from around 5000 years ago to the present day (far more if you consider the geology).

The story includes: a 5000 year-old village uncovered by a storm from beneath sand dunes in the nineteenth century; stone circles as fascinating as, and possibly older than, Stonehenge; and Pictish and Norse structures, the latter including St. Magnus Cathedral in the capital, Kirkwall.To cap the story are striking remnants from World Wars 1 and 2, when the islands were home to thousands of allied troops focussed around Scapa Flow, a large natural harbour and major naval base.

Rob and Lorraine hope their presentation will make you want to go (or return) to these intriguing islands, which offer unusual and practically limitless photographic opportunities.