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Orkneyology Podcast, episode 5 ~ Angus Folk Tales and Big Big Worms!

Tonight, Tom and Rhonda Muir of Scotland's Orkney Islands talk with a favorite moonlight visitor - our very dear friend, author, researcher and storyteller Dr Erin Farley of Dundee.

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The Great Wall of Buddos ~ Orkneyology patrons & friends

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Tom and Rhonda Muir of Orkneyology.com, Orkneyology Press and the Orkneyology Podcast acknowledge our gratitude to friends who support our preservation work.

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Orkneyology Podcast - Ower wi' the moon

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In Orkney, we used to have an expression: "I'll be ower wi' the moon," meaning, "I will come and visit you when the moon is full, to light my way."

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Gregor Lamb's A-Z of Orkney Placenames ~ Orkneyology Press

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Gregor Lamb has spent a lifetime keeping Orkney's history alive. His latest book is a fascinating reference for Orkney Islands placenames and their origins.

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Tom Muir's new Scottish Folk Tales of Coast and Sea!

Tom is very proud (though he won't admit it, being Orcadian) of his newest collection of Scottish folk tales, published by History Press. Read more here.

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Test your knowledge of Scotland!

One minute of Scotland quiz fun on Orkneyology Youtube.

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Orkneyology Podcast Show Notes

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In the Orkneyology Podcast, we talk with fascinating and creative folk - some people living here in Orkney and some further afield who love our islands.

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Scottish Trivia Quiz

Take one minute and test your knowledge of Scottish culture.

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Scottish Culture Quiz - one minute to test your knowledge!

Enjoy this bit of Scottish trivia.

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Buddos preview of Scott Gardiner on Orkneyology Podcast

As a wee thank you exclusively for our buddos and occasional supporters, the long version, early-release March episode of the Orkneyology Podcast is ready for your enjoyment. This month, we're having a blether with a very dear friend of ours, Scott Gardiner, a weel-kent face in Orkney. You'll enjoy this laughter-filled blether between Tom and Scott.For everyone else, look for this episode on Monday, March 25th, wi' the full moon.

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Scotland Minute Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Scotland.

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Test your knowledge of Scotland!

Take one minute for a fun Scottish quiz. Don't neglect to subscribe to our YOutube channel!

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Orkneyology Press - Indie Publishers in Scotland's Orkney Islands

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Orkneyology Press is an indie press based in Scotland's inspiring Orkney Islands. Tom and Rhonda Muir (Orkneyology.com) promise exciting, unusual niche titles.

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Inganess Bay - Orkney Island Reminiscences

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Orcadian Jim Muir of Tankerness in Scotland's Orkney Islands tells a fascinating and personal story of the much-loved Inganess Bay from WWI to the present.

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Orkneyology Podcast ~ Ower wi' the moon

It's a full moon! You can listen to the first episode of our new Orkneyology Podcast on our website:https://www.orkneyology.com/orkneyology-podcast.htmlor Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrF9j6r7WoOther podcast platforms are in the works.

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David Campbell's Story Harvest Published by Orkneyology Press

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David Campbell, Edinburgh native and beloved Scottish storyteller, shares favorite stories and folk tales gleaned from a lifetime of travels and storytelling.

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Review for David Campbell's Story Harvest, Orkneyology Press

Our hearty thanks to Dr Erin Farley for her lovely review of our second book at Orkneyology Press. Look for beloved Scottish storyteller David Campbell's Story Harvest at your local bookshop, or buy from us online. Paperback: https://rebrand.ly/vyilyht Hardcover: https://rebrand.ly/ycbocgh

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Orcadian dialect and local Orkney bird names video

Tom and I have a new video on Orkneyology's Youtube channel of special interest to Orkney visitors, birdwatchers and students of Orcadian dialect. Enjoy!

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Bryce Wilson to Publish 'An Orcadian Odyssey' with Orkneyology Press

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Bryce Wilson gives fascinating insights into the development of Orkney's museums & the Pier Arts Centre, and tells stories of life in 1950s Orkney and foreward.

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Wandering in North Ronaldsay ~ and a cup of tea with Ian Scott

Enjoy a virtual walk inspired by a beautiful day we spent in North Ronaldsay wandering about and talking with our friend Ian Scott. Orkneyology Press will publish Ian's first collection of "A Letter From North Ronaldsay" in early 2024.

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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!