Tuesday 23rd October 2018,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "OISF 2017" Tag


A day in the life of an Orkney Yole

In Stromness, where I grew up, the yole was used for fishing and for pleasure trips but in my grandparents’ island, Graemsay, it was also the main mode of transport. There had been a South Isles steamer for many years [...]

July 9, 2016 Stories from the Islands

The Orkney Yole

Till well into the 1960s the yole played a major part in the lives and livelihood of most Orcadians. No pictures or examples go back beyond the late nineteenth century but we know from references in old papers that it [...]

March 11, 2015 Stories from the Islands, Summer Issue 2017