27 July 2015Free events at Stromness Museum, 1 & 2 August

Saturday 1st August, Stromness Museum, Alfred Street, Stromness

12 noon

TALK: From the fish middens to the herring: 1,000 Years of Fishing in Orkney

by Dr Jennifer Harland (UHI)

Zooarchaeologist Jen Harland will use the rich evidence from Orkney’s archaeological digs to illustrate Orkney’s role in the North Atlantic, encompassing the legacy of the Viking deep-sea fishing, the importance of sillocks and piltocks, and the recent rise and fall of the herring industry.



Sunday 2nd August, Stromness Museum, Alfred Street, Stromness

12 noon

TOUR: Per Mare: Stromness – Sustained by the Sea – Janette Park

Join curator Janette Park for a close look at the cultural foundations of Stromness through objects held in the museum collections.

FREE but booking essential: To book your place call the museum on 01856 850025 between 10am and 5pm.

These events are part of the Fishernet Orkney programme visit https://fishernetorkney.wordpress.com

14 July 2015Why are there no Dolmens in Orkney?

There will be a free talk by Professor Colin Richards in the Stromness Town Hall at 7.30 on Tuesday 14 July. 

18 May 2015The Great Orkney Bird Shoot

The Great Orkney Bird Shoot (photography competition)

Stromness Museum wants you to bring their Victorian bird collection back to life!

Using your camera, capture Orkney's birds in their natural habitat.  Sadly, it's too late for the Great Auk, but see what you can bag.

Entries to be judged by award winning wildlife photographer Raymond Besant.  Prizes include his book Naturally Orkney.

Competition open from May - October 2015.  Two categories: 16 & under / Adult

Deadline 31st October

Free Museum entry Sunday 17th May, open 10am-5pm

Find entry details here



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