Wind and weather conspire together to make Westray’s grass rough and tough. That’s essential for the ponies in my field. When the grazing becomes too rich from new green shoots they’re at risk of laminitis, a nasty disease which makes them lame. Lush pastures? Rough grazing is what they need.
The lack of trees on Orkney has meant that generations of people have relied upon driftwood and whalebone for building materials. Orkney's Neolithic ... Read more
On the roof two slates have cracked and fallen. I have a box of replacements ready, because on Westray one slate missing and ... Read more