Westray War Memorial

This is situated on on the main road to the north of Pierowall, opposite the old Lady Kirk and it’s graveyard.

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

 

In grateful and loving memory of the men of Westray who fell in The Great War.

  • The dates for the war are shown as 1914 – 1919.

WWII

The WWII names have been added to a plaque at the front of the memorial and follows the style of the WWI panels.

In loving memory of the dead.

Westray War Memorial


Orkney EVs

Orkney’s mainland has very good EV infrastructure, not really surprising when there are so many wind generators round the island and if you’re driving for more than 30 miles you’re either going back on yourself or you’re in the sea.

As well as the usual suspects in the form of many Nissan Leafs and the occasional Tesla I have seen a few of both PSA flavours of the Mitubishi i-MiEV EV – normally a very rare sight.

Citroën C0 Citroën C0
Peugeot iOn

Fully Charged has been to Orkney and is covering the renewable technology.


Kirkwall War Memorial

The Kirkwall and St. Ola memorial forms the main entrance to the graveyard of St Magnus’ Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall.

Kirkwall and St Ola war memorial

To the glory of God In memory of the men of Kirkwall And St. Ola who fell for freedom in The Great War

  • The dates for WWI are shown as 1914-1919.

WWII

The WWII names have been added on to the outside of the WWI names and follow the style of the earlier memorial closely.

Congregation memorial

This is a plaque on the north wall of the cathedral nave and lists members of the congregation who died in service during WWI.

St Magnus congregation war memorial

To the glory of God and to the honoured memory of the men of this congregation who gave their lives for King and Country in The Great War

  • This lists the dates as 1914 – 1918.

Stromness War Memorial

This is situated on the main road to the north on the way out of Stromness.

Stromness War Memorial

Stromness War Memorial - east face

Stromness War Memorial - south face

Stromness War Memorial - north face

Stromness War Memorial - post 1917

In memory of the gallant dead who gave their lives for honour and freedom in the European war.
1914 – 1919

Erected by the inhabitants of the town and parish of Stromness assisted by natives of the district in this and in other lands.

“Their name liveth for evermore.”

  • The dates for the war are shown as 1914 – 1919.
  • The names are listed by year.
  • There is an additional plaque on the north side, that looks relatively modern, for three additional names after 1917.
  • There are a some names listed as Canadian expeditionary force, men from Stromness frequently served as crew on Hudson Bay Company ships.

WWII

The WWII names have been added to a plaque at the rear of the memorial and follows the style of the WWI panels.

Stromness War Memorial - west face

To the Glory of God and in sacred memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War
1939 – 1945

Stromness War Memorial - wreaths






Russian gherkins

This is a brine only recipe for pickling gherkins and it will ferment so don’t keep it in closed jars.

See also: Pickling vegetables

This is based on 1kg of gherkins.

Pickling brine:

  • 2l water
  • 70g sea salt

Boil the water and dissolve the salt.  Allow it to cool.

Seasoning:

  • 8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 4 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 3 oak, blackberry or cherry, leafs
  • 2 bay leafs
  • De-seeded red chilli or fresh horseradish (optional)

Wash the gherkins and top and tail them.

Put the dill in the bottom of the jar and pack one layer of the gherkins in vertically.

Cover the first layer of gherkins with brine.

Add the seasoning on top of the gherkins and then pack the rest of the gherkins in.

Fill to the top with brine and weigh the gherkins down with a saucer.  Cover with a cloth and store them so the air can circulate underneath the jar.  It’s normal for white foam to appear on the top of the liquid.

They are ready to eat after two days.

Russian brine pickled gherkins