Scapa100

Peace-Land

Reflection - Remembrance - Response A hundred winters have passed since the internment of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow. Agreement over the fate of the Fleet would ultimately never be reached, forestalled by the dramatic acts of its officers and crew in June 1919. These verses reflect upon time spent waiting for [...]Read more of Peace-Land...

Events

Fair Saturday - HMS Pheasant Fair Saturday exhibition, HMS Pheasant 1917, 30th November, 2019 Northlight Gallery, Stromness, Orkney The story of the sinking of the HMS Pheasant is little known, even less known are the lives of its crew, all of whom where lost when it collided with a mine on 1st March, 1917 just [...]Read more of Events...

Welcome, Orkney, Scottish romance, poems

Gabrielle Barnby is an Orkney based writer of fiction, short stories and poetry. She is the author of  The Oystercatcher Girl, The House With the Lilac Shutters and other stories and Peace-Land. Everyone tells stories. Every day we talk, describe, ponder, gossip and imagine life outside our own experience. My passion is to transform these glimpses and [...]Read more of Welcome, Orkney, Scottish romance, poems...