2017 marked a special year for Stromness – 200 years since becoming a Burgh of Barony, which granted the town control of its own affairs for the first time and saw the establishment of a town council.
To celebrate, Per Mare 200, a programme of special events, took place over the course of the year, ranging from family activities, a food and drink market, exhibitions, cinema talks and a community sports day. As well as the year round activities, particular focus for the celebrations were programmed during one week in July 2017.
Listening to the Piers was a Stromness Musuem project that brought together archeologists, artists, marine biologists and the public, to celebrate Per Mare. The results can be seen, and heard, on the Listening to the Piers website. Click the link below to learn more.
Following on from Per Mare 200, Stromness Museum produced the Stromness Hometown website as part of the ‘Stromness Hometown: Our Streets Our Shops Our History’ community project. The website contains a wealth of information and images featuring the history of Stromness. Click the link below to explore the Stromness Hometown website.