Extracts of the letter written in World War One
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World War One serviceman's letter delivered after 98 years

A letter written by a serviceman stationed in Orkney in 1916 will finally be delivered to his family.

Addressed to Mr John Phillips in South Wales, it is signed simply "Your Blue Jacket Boy".

Local historians in Orkney began to trace Blue Jacket Boy after the letter was handed into the local archive in 2013.

The document was found behind a fireplace during renovations to a property in Kirkwall in 1980.

BBC Scotland's Fionn McArthur reports on the 98-year wait to deliver the letter.

  • 11 Feb 2014