in the Orkneys by Buckham Hugh Hossack - SMC110
Hugh Hossack was born in 1832 on Stronsay and died in 1902
in Kirkwall. During his life he was a teacher, an honorary
Justice of the Peace and a member of Orkney County Council.
His great historical work, 'Kirkwall in the Orkneys', was
published in 1900. It provides an account of Kirkwall's history
from the Norse period to the end of the nineteenth century.
The book is not written chronologically but provides a history
of the individual buildings and streets.
The book, though over 100 years old, is still considered one
of Orkney's best historical accounts.