Hugh Hossack - SMC008
Hugh Hossack (1832-1902) was born in Stronsay and educated
in Kirkwall and Edinburgh. He was a schoolteacher in Edinburgh
until he returned to Orkney.
When he returned to Orkney he built Craigiefield House near
Kirkwall. In 1900 he published, after much research, 'Kirkwall
in the Orkneys'. This was a very detailed account of Kirkwall's
history and the personalities involved throughout its development.
As well as a schoolteacher and historian, Hossack was also
an Honorary Sheriff and a Justice of the Peace. In addition
he was also a member of the Orkney County Council.