My son introduced me to Yik Yak, an iPhone app which shows you local people’s comments wherever you are. I logged in when in Aberdeen and the (I guess) young people’s comments were:


It’s a great way of picking up on the culture of any place you’re in.

I wonder if that was the same one-night stand?


Mmm Domino’s for breakfast. Classy. So that’s what Aberdeen is like.

I tried logging in on Orkney mainland:

I tried logging in on Westray:


So good so far… But then:

Where am I? Eventually I get in and here are Westray’s Yaks:

On Westray, your Herd consists of you and a duck. It’s a different life here. One which young people have to leave just to realise how good it is.

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