A blog that backs a bi-monthly magazine covering all the islands of Scotland
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
The Quick and the Closed
Scapa Beach, Kirkwall, serves the Orkney capital as an attractive stretch of shoreline, but within the past few days sections of it have been closed because of ... quicksands. They are not a feature of the local landscape, but recent tidal and weather conditions have caused changes that could have had serious consequences. The Orcadian reports on what happened.