Eday Remembrance….Ness of Brodgar Dates…. Bird Crime…. Wild Justice….

by Bernie Bell - 08:31 on 16 November 2022

Eday Remembrance 2022

The pipes rent

the island air

the bag wheezes

its beautiful



dissonant melody


into the wind

sharp in the


November sun


Souls striding out

dead island boys

ringing life

touching breath

heaving into




tears snatched


tender fading

into old years


Between sky

and stone


with the breath-less


in the sound

the silence

in the wording

of names

they are here

they are not



Wendy Alford  November 2022


YAY!!!  Ness of Brodgar Dig Dates For 2023!!!......


Note….”Provided our funding plans come together”…..Combine that, with this….  https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/donate/ ….

And these tell of why the funding is needed…. https://theorkneynews.scot/?s=Ness+of+Brodgar+Bernie+bell

In the UHI Archaeology Institute blog notification of the Ness dates…. https://archaeologyorkney.com/2022/11/15/ness-of-brodgar-2023/  Sigurd Towrie points out that….

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the first building on site, Structure One.

The project, run by the Ness of Brodgar Trust in association with the UHI Archaeology Institute, has since revealed a cluster of monumental structures, dating from around 3300BC-2400BC, in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.”

What’s next?


Bird Crime….

The RSPB Bird Crime Report for 2021 has just been published…..


And this happens so that a few toffs can shoot things that they don’t need to eat.


Wild Justice….

As chance would have it, I received this from ‘Wild Justice’….

People’s Walk for Wildlife 2: the walk will now take place on Sunday 27 November, after rail strikes were announced on the original date of the 26th. This will be a joyful, family-friendly and celebratory walk in support of our wildlife, and to resist the ongoing Attack on Nature. Find out more information at peopleswalkforwildlife.org. We look forward to seeing lots of you there.”


Here’s one I made earlier…. https://theorkneynews.scot/2019/05/31/poetry-corner-death-by-selection/


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