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Orkney Landmarks

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Orkney Landmarks

Orkney has many famous landmarks. The most famous must be The Ring of Brodgar which I have painted many times over the years and at all times of the year. In June/July the Ring is surrounded by dandelions and other wildflowers and later in September, the heather blooms in wonderful colours of purple and pinks. Orkney's sunsets can be spectacular too and Brodgar makes for a great setting with the dark silhouette's of the stones against the luminous sky. In wintertime, if we have snow, the landscape changes again and the colours become more muted.  Another famous Orkney landmark has...

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

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Dr John Rae the Orkney explorer

I’ve always known about John Rae, there is a memorial in St Magnus Cathedral which shows the explorer lying down, his gun by his side, and I knew about Clestrain and that John Rae had lived there. But it was only after my mother, who after reading Ken McGoogan’s book on John Rae, Fatal Passage , had insisted on my sister and I taking her out to see the house of Clestrain that I became more interested in John Rae’s story............

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