July 8th - 10th
Wrecks & Signals
...there is plenty to see and to join in, all over the island
For the Wrecks & Signals timetable of events click here
Click here to find out more about the Northern Lighthouse Board
Be enthralled by talks about the island’s shipwrecks and Stevenson’s Start Point Lighthouse. Venture inside the RAF’s secret Whalehead radar station and investigate the history of the island’s churches and schools. Enjoy a guided tour including a crossing to Start Island to visit the lighthouse.
Below - the remains B19, stranded at Lopness Bay in 1919
The aerial photograph above shows a ship at the Riv in 1942 - probably the Wanja. Hear tonight about the Wanja - which came ashore on Sanday on the same night as the Royal Oak was torpedoed in Scapa Flow
Tonight, after the Shipwrecks talk, a candlelight concert with Frank Keenan and Login's Well
Find out about the World War 2 Radar Station - RAF Whalehead - at Lopness, photographed below in 1942
We shall be delighted to welcome the Kirkwall City Pipe Band - click here to listen to them
And after the parade and march, the KCPB will be giving a variety concert in the Community Hall; and this will be followed by a dance to the Skelpit Lugs Ceilidh Band from Stirling - have a listen.