Welcome to Spring!

We hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather, albeit with a sprinkling of snow and hail here and there!

The transition from winter into spring and the lighter evenings, brings about the seasonal switch off of the pole wraps lights on Ferry Road. Throughout last winter, the lights added a bit of sparkle to our town, brightening up daily commutes and school drop offs.  

Plans are in place to complete phase 2 of the Stromness Community Development Trust’s lighting project. This will see the addition of festive snowflake motifs, on North End Road and John Street during December and January.

At the other end of the town, the redeveloped Southend Play Park is almost ready to welcome back visitors. There has been a small delay to reopening, but we hope to be able to provide a positive update within the next couple of weeks – watch this space!

On Saturday 1st May, the Trust and Stromness Community Business Forum launched the ‘support local’ bags for life initiative. This sees participating businesses give away custom designed bags for life to customers who spent over £30 in one transaction.

Funding for the project was sourced by the Trusts development officer, from the Scottish Governments ‘Scotland Loves Local’ fund.

The bags feature the ‘Our Hometown’ commemorative mural created as part of the Per Mare 200 celebrations, by the Stromness Museum and Stromness Primary School P7 class of 2017/18. The townscape was assembled by local graphic designer Iain Ashman, who was able to rework the design for printing on the canvas bags.
We hope that using artwork produced by the younger members of our community, will create a sense of pride and ownership, and encourage folk to keep supporting their local businesses.
To find out more about the ‘Our Hometown’ mural, follow the link below.

As always, we are keen to hear from members of the community. Whether you are part of a local group or organisation, a business, or an individual with an idea or suggestion. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch through the Contact Us form on this website, or through the StromnessOrkney Facebook page.

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Welcome to the new Stromness community website where you can find out about our local community organisations – Stromness Community Development Trust, Stromness Community Business Forum and Stromness Community Council.

Each organisation has their own page with useful information, projects they are involved with and downloadable documents such as minutes of meetings. Use the menu above to navigate the site. Drop down menus will appear when you hover above the menu headings (you may have to click on the menu when using a phone or tablet). Or you can click directly on the headings and follow the links within each page.

We hope you enjoy reading about developments within the town. If you have any ideas or suggestions please get in touch using the Contact Us page or the link below. The link can also be used to contact any of the organisations on this site. Your enquiry will be sent to Stromness Community Development Trust’s development officer who will forward it on to the relevant organisation.

Photos on the right are from projects and events run by each organisation including – the South End Play Park, Yule Log Pull, Community Bonfire and the town Christmas tree.

This website is maintained by Stromness Community Development Trust and run in partnership with Stromness Community Business Forum and Stromness Community Council.