Palace Stores

The shop in Birsay, Palace Stores, was a source of great relief today. The Orkney Ice Cream was delicious (I recommend Raspberry), the owners charming and the felted puffins incredibly desirable. The petrol and diesel prices had my friend Will photographing them and sending them to his son, to say “It’s cheaper here than in Oxfordshire!”

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Mobilisation by Shame

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Fraser Anderson - Orkney Handcrafted Furniture - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Handcrafted Orkney chairs

I've always loved the work of Orkney craftsman Fraser Anderson. I had a beautiful 'creepie', an Orkney milking stool, made by him for ... Read more

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