' I love the Shopping Week parade because everyoneís really happy and thereís a big party and fireworks '
Erin Mitchell, age 9
A huge range of outdoor activities are on offer in and around Stromness. Scapa Flow is recognised as one of the Top Ten dive sites in the world, so itís not surprising there are a number of dive boats operating out of the town.
There are also many sports clubs which organise regular sessions and competitions, as well as opportunities to enjoy walks, wildlife watching and fishing in the area.
The Pier Head, where once horses were watered, is the focus of a major £3.6m regeneration project. "The redevelopment of this iconic area of the town will bring many benefits to Stromness, not only creating a new community space but encouraging the dispersal of local jobs to the area." Councillor James Stockan