Every few weeks we bring you stories about life in Orkney, its history and archaeology, artists and designers we admire – and the inspiration behind Ola Gorie’s unique jewellery.
Our final Year of Stories competition drew a bumper bunch of entries. As well as our winner, Katrina McGhie, we’d like to share some stories that were only a whisker behind in our affections. Here is a lovely emotional memory from Jess Eve, about her father, and the wonderful gifts he brought back from his fishing holidays in the Highlands. Lovely photos too!
Congratulations to Katrina McGhie, winner of our November Year of Stories competition. As this is the last of our monthly competitions, we decided to give an extra special prize of a £300 voucher – and it is now on its way to Katrina, just in time for Christmas!
In recent years Laura Drever has emerged as the most original and accomplished landscape artist now working in Orkney. Her works are immediately recognisable as capturing something essentially Orcadian.
'We had a small traditional Scottish wedding and chose Ola Gorie Stroma rings to symbolise our marriage.
The rings remind me of the tide, which we think is a good symbol for our marriage: constant and unstoppable yet a reminder that life has its ups and downs.'
2022 is the Year of Stories in Scotland, a celebration of the tales that thread through our history and way of life. In Orkney, stories define who we are, even more than the rest of Scotland. That’s certainly true here at Ola Gorie.