For many years, readers of The Orcadian have been able to enjoy A Letter from North Ronaldsay, a regular column by island resident and artist Ian Scott.

When the letters were unpublished from The Orcadian Online, there were many requests to make them available again – hence the creation of this website as an archive of all the Letters from North Ronaldsay.

Sculptor and painter Ian Scott returned to his native North Ronaldsay after his studies at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. A prolific artist, the bronze statue commissioned in honour of the Longhope Lifeboat crew who perished in March 1969 is perhaps his best-known work.