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On the edge of Britain, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea, lie the Orkney Islands, renowned for their seascapes and wildlife. It is an ancient land; fossils millions of years old have been found on the islands. Orkney's archaeology has World Heritage status, with its stone circles, chambers and a growing number of fresh discoveries.
This book brings together many aspects of Orkney, looking afresh at a variety of traditional topics and bringing to the fore many new developments.
Howie Firth has written, broadcast and lectured on his native Orkney for more than thirty years. He has been involved with all aspects of Orkney life, from community development to research. In 2003 he was awarded the MBE for his services to popular science.