We were delighted to receive funding from the Orkney Islands Council Culture Fund towards a new exhibition, Picturing Hoy – a selection of ten images – but which ones? We are asking the Hoy community and the wider community to select which ten they would like to see in the exhibition.
The selection has been put together to augment what we already have at Hoy Heritage Centre rather than duplicate anything, and we have looked for images that put people in the picture. We will be accompanying each image with text and audio where suitable.
So help us make the choice. Which ten are your Hoy choices?
Send in your ten number choices in the comments box or by contacting us here.
1. Return from fishing, Rackwick
2. The 1952 Hoy Dance at Hoy Hall. (We have names for nearly everyone in the photograph thanks to Cathy Clark.)
3. Cathy Rendall serving in the shop at Rackwick
4. Mary Mowat and her mother with Jack the ox collecting peats
5. Rackwick School
6. Ivy Mowat and brothers outside the shop in Rackwick
7. Visitors to the Dwarfie Stone now the view from the Sea eagle’s nest
8. Peat cutting in Hoy
9. Cathy Wilson of Whaness on her motorcycle
10. The old Moaness Pier
11. Before the pier was built
12. Harvest time
13. Hoy School pupils
14. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Max) at work in his croft Bunnertoon in Rackwick -Gunnie Moberg Archive
15. Building the new road to Rackwick 1926 (we have names for most of the men)
16. The Hoy Half Marathon which has been going for 33 years – Robert Ionides
17. Filming at the Old Man of Hoy
18. Betty Corrigall’s grave – the tragic story of Betty Corrigall’s grave can be read here
19. The Hoy Express – a popular Edwardian postcard subject! See more here
20. Isaac Moar Hoy Postmaster, Chick Chalmers (we have the Hoy post stamp in this photograph on display following the PO closing in 2017).
21. Stevie’s Boat. Here it is the Triton but Stevie Mowat also captained the Scapa Ranger, the Jessie Ellen and MV Graemsay before retiring in 2012. Whatever her name it was always Stevie’s boat.
images: Hoy Heritage Archive, Orkney Library & Archive, Gunnie Moberg Archive, SCRAN.