The Orkney island of Graemsay has two lighthouses, Hoy High (below) and Hoy Low (above), both built in 1851 by Alan Stevenson. Strong tidal races, known locally as roosts, make access difficult, although after the school closed in 1996, the children have to go daily to Stromness. Last Saturday, in the town's Pier Arts Centre, a new book was launched. It's Graemsay: A History by Bryce Wilson and is featured in The Orcadian. Among the island's 28 residents is Sian Thomas who is the compiler of the blog Life on a Small Island.
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