Stromness Shopping Week , Over The Years...

High Wire Act 1956

Performed at the Golf Club on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Up to then the most expensive act brought up for Stromness Shopping Week.

1949 Fireworks Display

An artificial island was made in  Stromness harbour where the Fireworks Display took place on the Saturday evening.

Saturday night at the market green 1949

Spectators lined up in their modes of transport at the market green to watch the annual Fancy Dress Parade.

1961 Opening Ceremony

Ronald S. Robertson Kirkwall Town Chamberlain carried out official opening. Mrs Robertson crowned the Queen Aileen Harvey.  Her attendants were Vivienne Fraser and Marion Russell.

1955 Opening Ceremony

Mrs. W. Patrick Scott crowns Queen 

Elizabeth Tait.  Attendants were Marjorie Mowat and Elizabeth Groundwater.

1956 Shopping Week

Crowd photo captured during 1956 Stromness Shopping Week


64th Edinburgh Coy Boys Brigade Pipe Band was Stromness Shopping Week's visiting Pipe Band in 1961.


Mrs. Cursiter, wife of Stanley Cursiter, crowns the 1st Queen Ivy Flett.

1951 Opening Ceremony

P. N. Sutherland Graeme, Lord Lieutenant of Orkney opened the 1951 SSW.

1950 Opening Ceremony

Provost Robertson opens the 1950 Stromness Shopping Week