Many of my Trike tours pass the small green at the top of Clay Loan the place where Orkney Witches were executed.

Follow the link to find out about the witches on Orkney and what became of them.

https://witches.is.ed.ac.ed/

Today the place if execution isĀ  in a built up area of Kirkwall. I often point it out as where the witches of Ork ey were executed. Today there is a stone which acknowledges they were just ordinary people, who lived in very different times. Continue reading Many of my Trike tours pass the small green at the top of Clay Loan the place where Orkney Witches were executed.

An interesting programme broadcast in Germany, has some good content and the views are brilliant.

https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/082231-007-A/love-rituals-in-orkney/?fbclid=IwAR0y4yCEdWo4YoHoSgAGv32GzyTXsb5eqDDop7OydJa3rg1hBtm6M9Hc0nY

There is a discussion to how long “blackenings” have involved the bride and that it also happens else where around Scotland. It is, however , part of Orcadian life today so should be celebrated.

I am glad tho’ that I didn’t have to go through the ceremony when I got married.