Friday, 27 May 2011
From Zero to Hero on Orkney
Edwin Harrold, from Stenness on Orkney, died in 2005, but his legacy gives pleasure to many. From 1948, he took an unnoticed piece of land, comprising boggy hillside, and quietly cultivated it. His 'Happy Valley' - originally called 'Bankburn' - became a miniature forest with 700 trees, glades and paths for visitors to use. Continued access is assured. Read more via the BBC - about a part of Orkney that is rather rare, woodland.
Scottish Islands Explorer - a magazine that encourages access