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Sssh, don’t tell – Flotta is our secret!

Detail of the exquisite carved cross decoration on the Flotta Stone Pictish altar front.
Flotta: A hidden gem among the Orkney Islands! Coming to Orkney on holiday and want to go island hopping, but not quite sure which island to go to? Here's somewhere out of the ordinary: Try Flotta! It is a seriously underrated Orkney island, but has a lot to offer. Many people wouldn't think of going [...]Read more of Sssh, don’t tell – Flotta is our secret!...

Red sandstone carved stone ball in Pier Arts Centre sales exhibition

Carved stone ball in red sandstone, by Chris Gee, at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness.

The Christmas exhibition at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness opened last night with all the wonderful works produced locally and for sale. This year I entered a carved stone ball. It was made from Orcadian Old Red Sandstone and was pecked and ground to shape using locally found rocks. These interesting objects dating to around […]

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