Duncan Cameron Mackenzie was born in 1949. this is an honest and humorous memoir about his life up to the age of 16 living on Burray (3 x 5km round)- one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. The author enjoyed: the town hall cinema, making an electric blanket, encountering jelly fish at Scapa Flow, cutting peats, making wooden boats and much more. A highlight of the year was the traditional New year's Day Ba' Game ('more like a small scale civil war') which could have from 200 to 600 players and last up to nine hours.
Duncan Cameron Mackenzie was born on Burray in the Orkney Islands in 1949 and now lives in South Africa. His varied career includes being in the Royal Airforce and in the Scottish Army Parachute Battalion. he now works as a financial consultant, estate agent, and electricity and water advisor.