So the daffodils are popping up all over the county, lambing season is well under way, but Mother Nature has a way of reminding us very quickly that she is most definitely in charge! Yesterday most of Orkney woke up to this picture. Beautiful?  Yes. But seasonal? Surely not!  We might expect some 'lambing snows' at the beginning of the month, but this late into April it is a little surprising Today the snow has melted away, but it is now bitterly cold and pretty blowy. We can't help but feel very sorry for those little lambs trying to keep...
  Watch Ola's very first movie about the inspiration behind her St Magnus design! Last Sunday might have been Easter, but you might not be aware that it was also St Magnus Day. Here in Orkney, the story of St Magnus is ingrained in our culture and heritage.  The beautiful St Magnus Cathedral inspired Ola profoundly, as she grew up looking over this iconic building. This month we celebrate the 900th anniversary of St Magnus' death: special events are taking place all over Orkney under the Magnus 900 banner.  So we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the pieces in...
    Discover. In 2003, Arnie and Ola Tait asked a local farmer to plough the field next to their house at Brodgar.  Set a bit deeper than previous years, the plough unearthed an impressive carved slab, and the archaeologists were called in to have a look.  What seemed at first a single ancient grave turned out – over 13 years of excavation – to be one of the most significant Neolithic sites in Western Europe.  Ola had spent her life as a designer exploring her Norse and Celtic heritage, as well as the imagery of famous Neolithic sites like...
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