An illustrated architectural guide to the built memory of Orkney's history, from a 12th-century cathedral founded by Vikings to an Italian wartime chapel, from north-west Europe's oldest dwelling to one of Scotland's finest Renaissance palaces.From a 12th-century Durham mason s cathedral founded by Vikings to an Italian wartime chapel; from north-west Europe s oldest dwelling to one of Scotland s finest renaissance palaces; from the brochs of the Iron Age to the 19th- and 20th-century fortifications around Scapa Flow: from such is comprised the built memory of Orkney s history. Through the islands' buildings, a glimpse of the long and richly woven threads of their history can be seen. The illustrations encourage islanders and visitors to explore more closely, not only the towns of Kirkwall and Stromness and the better-known buildings and monuments, but also the more obscure sites and the outer islands, which hold a wealth of treasures.
Author: Leslie Burgher
Publisher: RIAS Publishing
Publication Date: 30 September 1991