Mark Rowe

Mark Rowe

writer and journalist

Mark Rowe is a wildlife and environmental journalist and writer. He is author of Orkney:the Bradt Travel Guide which will be published in May 2019. Mark is also author of Bradt’s Outer Hebrides guide which was published in2017. Find out more about his work at You can follow Mark on twitter at @wanderingrowe.

— Articles by Mark Rowe —

Magazine article

Both Sides of the Dyke: A Visit to North Ronaldsay

by Mark Rowe
When the kelp industry collapsed at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the islanders of North Ronaldsay did something extraordinary. They built a sturdy stone wall right around the island. Find out why in this feature by Mark Rowe, a first-time contributor to hidden europe.