In 2003 a project was launched to record the lives and experiences of those currently living on Sanday and their memories of personal, local and world events.
Over the next 5 years more than 40 hours of recordings were made and transcribed, which allowed Andrew Thompson, the leader of the project, to bring together a small selection of the recordings on CD and accompanying illustrated booklet.
The stories that the contributors tell record life before mains water and the changes that its arrival brought. Revolutions in agriculture and transport are spoken of, and of the ways in which those have changed the pace of life and way of island living. Other revolutions, quieter ones, reveal themselves along the way - and there is much laughter in the telling.
"The real value of Sanday Voices is the project which spawned the booklet and CD. The recording of today's islanders for tomorrows generation" (John Fergusson - Orkney Today)
"Its of interest to people way outside of Sanday. I can't speak highly enough of it's quality" (Ron Ferguson - The Orcadian)
Copies are available from The Orcadian Bookshop, Spence's, Visit Orkney and through local outlets on Sanday.
Alternativly copies can be ordered from:
Andrew Thompson, Lady Post Office, Sanday
Tel 01857 600367
Price: Booklet and CD £8.95 plus p&p