Like most Orcadians, Bryce Wilson is far too self-effacing to talk about his many talents.
So I will. But I'll have to keep it short, or he'll make me take down the page.
You'll find Bryce involved in many of the interesting things that go on here.
And there are some really interesting things that go on here.
Bryce volunteered for Stromness Museum for many years. He's still consulted when his expertise is needed. On top of that, he was Orkney's Museums Officer for nearly 30 years.
The man is steeped in Orkney's history.
As a respected local historian - and as a warm and interesting person - Bryce Wilson is woven lovingly into the fabric of the Orkney community.
If you've been browsing Orkneyology.com for very long, you might have noticed that Bryce is a skilled illustrator.
He studied at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, becoming an itinerant art instructor around Orkney's island and Mainland schools. He later headed the art department at Stromness Academy.
Bryce Wilson drew the illustrations that Tom and I use at the top of each page on this website. You can find the rest of that whimsical collection in Tom and Bryce's book, The Mermaid Bride and other Orkney folk tales.
Tom and Bryce happily collaborated on The Mermaid Bride book more than 20 years ago. The book has been reprinted many times ... and the friendship goes on.
Thanks for everything, Bryce.
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Mermaid image (Rhonda's pages) and storyteller image (Tom's pages), and all other illustrations except where noted are here by the courtesy of our dear friend - Stromness author, artist and historian, Bryce Wilson MBE, who owns all copyrights. Thanks, Bryce!
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