View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

From AOL to Blogger

I am receiving a steady trickle of questions regarding the transfer of journals from AOL to Blogger. I shall publish a few links later in the week. I cannot do anything at this point, as I am not on my own PC and only have limited time.

Don't forget, we still have 3 weeks. For now, you should be reassured that a manual transcription of your old journal is probably not necessary.

I have ceased entries on Northern Trip. I am sad about that, but face it with an attitude of "onwards and upwards". That journal will be backed up to Blogger, to remain as an archive.

I can see a heap of work waiting for me when I return to Stornoway. Not just related to this transfer, it is also the research into 2,000 war dead whose names I've dug up here in Orkney.

Can I ask you all to mark October 14th as a date for remembrance? It will be 69 years ago that HMS Royal Oak was sunk in Scapa Flow, just south of Kirkwall, with the loss of more than 800 lives.