04 September 2009
History of Skaill Estate to feature in Talk
Historian James Irvine has produced a major new book on the history of the Breckness Estate, centred on Skaill House. On Tuesday 8 September at 7.30pm he will give an illustrated talk, focussing on the economic and social history of the Estate. This will be the first preview of a book which Ray Fereday has compared favourably to Hossack's 'Kirkwall in the Orkneys'and described as "clearly a labour of love...an impressive piece of work, containing an enormous amount of information, shot through with human interest".