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Gravestone - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Lily Must Decay

Churchyards are always a sobering experience. I love looking at gravestones and the ones in the graveyard of the ruins of Lady …

Memento Mori - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

6 of May 1656

A lot has happened in the last 360 years; when this grave was carved in 1656, Oliver Cromwell was still Lord Protector …

Last Breath

Last Breath

It’s a steep climb up the tower of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. The gravestones are so perfectly preserved, even those from …


Lady Kirk

In 1136, Earl Rognvald went to church at Pierowall in Westray at the start of his campaign to subjugate Orkney. Or at …