Exhibitions

The Scotland-Russia Forum had its own Gallery 2008-12.  A list of our past exhibitions may be found on Scotland-Russia Institute.  

If you are holding an exhibition related to Russia or her neighbours which you would like us to list on this page please email brief details and an image to srfnews@scotlandrussiaforum.org.The SRF reserves the right to accept, reject or edit material sent in.

26 March - 31 October: On the North Russian Front

Skaill House, Sandwick, Orkney KW16 3LR. Open daily. Tel. 01856 841501, email info@skaillhouse.co.uk, www.skaillhouse.co.uk.





With photographs, documents and memorabilia, this exhibition tells the story of Henry William Scarth (1899-1972) and his part in the Allied Intervention in North Russia in 1919. Exhibits include HWS's diary, his own photographs, and various documents and mementoes that he brought back from Russia.  

HWS was the 11th Laird of Breckness and lived at Skaill House from 1929 until his death. The house is now open to the public.

Other Russian sights and sounds in Orkney this summer:

22 and 24 June: Alexander Vedernikov and Alexei Volodin at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney. 



While you are at Skaill you are bound to visit the amazing neolithic village of Scara Brae in the house's grounds.  The village was discovered by an earlier Laird of Breckness and is approached via a Timeline of stones celebrating human achievements in the 5000 years since it was inhabited.  The timeline includes a stone commemorating Gagarin's first space flight in 1961.

Further afield, on the island of Hoy, there is a memorial to the men who died in the Arctic Convoys just outside the fascinating Scapa Flow Museum at Lyness. 

And finally (does this count as Russian?) at Marwick Head there is a memorial to Lord Kitchener near the spot where he perished in 1916 while on his way to Russia to try to persuade the Tsar to stay in the war.