Stromness (Orkney Island, Scotland)

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Local Time
15:42 20 Aug 2018

58.96545 N, -3.29417 W

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Stromness is the 2nd most populated city in Orkney, Scotland. The port city of Stromness is located in the south-west of Mainland Orkney. The city has a population of around 2,200 people.

  • Stromness is also a parish. The city of Stromness as its capital.
  • The old town of Stromness is clustered along the winding main street, flanked with shops and houses built from local stone, with tight alleys and lanes branching off it. A ferry link is available to Scrabster, located on the north coast of mainland Scotland.
  • Stromness presents to the Atlantic Ocean a range of 100–500 ft high cliffs and a band of fertile lowlands to Hoy Sound. The rocks are of great geological interest. They were made popular by a publication of evangelical geologist Hugh Miller (1802-1856), The Footprints of the Creator or The Asterolepsis of Stromness (1850).
  • The city plays host to Pier Arts Centre, a collection of 20th century British art gifted to Orkney's people by the British artist Margaret Gardiner ((1904–2005).
  • The Stromness branch of Orkney library is in a building gifted to the library service by Marjory Skea (later Corrigall) in 1905.
  • Writer George Mackay Brown (1921-1996) was born and lived most of his life in Stromness. He is buried in town's cemetery that overlooks Hoy Sound. Brown's poem "Hamnavoe" is set in Stromness and is in part a memorial to poet's father John, who was a local postman.
  • Stromness city is referred to in the title of the popular piano piece by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, "Farewell to Stromness", piano interlude from The Yellow Cake Revue, written to protest at plans to open uranium mine in the area. The Revue was first performed at Stromness Hotel on  June 21, 1980 as part of St Magnus Festival. The mine was cancelled later the same year.
  • Stromness is also the title of a novel by Herbert Wetterauer (born April 21, 1957).

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