25 November 2023Stenness Tree Lighting - Wed 29 Nov at 6.30pm

Join us for a performance by the Kirkwall Town Band, refreshments and some carol singing from 6.30pm.

23 November 2023Pool and Darts Social Night in Stenness - Fri 24 Nov

Head to the Stenness Hall on Friday night to enjoy a drink and a yarn, and see the Stenness v Eday pool parish cup game:

13 November 2023Whist & 500 in Stenness on Thursday 16th November

The last cards night of 2023 is on this Thursday, 16th of November and afterwards the viability of continuing to hold cards nights will be considered by the committee. If you are at all interested in seeing cards nights continue, please do attend the sessions in your local halls!

04 November 2023Stenness Winter Fayre and Cafe - Sunday 5th Nov - 11am to 4pm

At our Winter Fayre on Sunday 5th November we'll have the following stalls:

  • Agnes Lyon- Artwork, crafts and prints
  • Alison Macvie- Crafts
  • Calkraft
  • Cromarty Crafts
  • Custom Cake Creations
  • Elsa Tait Designs
  • Emmas Papercraft
  • Fatkatz Kreations
  • Glenmarohn Gifts & Goodies
  • Hestacraft
  • Jennifer’s creations
  • Marion Tait Jewellery
  • Moira Kelday- Crafts
  • Orkneyjar
  • Orkney Mångata candles
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Pebble Art
  • Peedie Mindings
  • Peedie Pals
  • Quoyloo Sea Glass - Orkney
  • Sarah's Peedie Bookworms
  • Stenness Outdoor Community Space
  • The Crafty Room
  • Tscents with Theresa Independent Consultant - Kirkwall/Orkney

Plus our ever-popular community cafe selling homemade lentil, butternut squash and minestone soups; Flett's mince rolls, hot dogs, sandwiches, homebakes and hot and cold drinks.

Pop along to Stenness tomorrow and see what's on offer!

23 October 2023Winter Fayre in Stenness on Sunday 5 November

We're pleased to be holding another Winter Fayre this year with a whole host of different sellers - from candles, handmade cards, jewellery, decorative items and homewares, sewing, framed pictures and more besides.

Pop along to the Stenness Hall on Sunday 5 November and see what folk have been creating.

18 October 2023CANCELLED - Whist & 500 in Stenness on Thursday 19th October

Unfortunately due to the yellow warning for high winds forecast to hit on Thursday morning through to Friday night, the decision has been taken to cancel the Whist & 500 session for October.

16 October 2023Whist & 500 in Stenness on Thursday 19th October

All welcome, from beginners to experienced players - keep the games going or they may cease to be offered!

06 October 2023Table Top Sale this Sat 7th and Sun 8th October in Stenness Hall

Coming up this weekend the Stenness Outdoor Community Space project team are holding a Table Top Sale with a large selection of second-hand and pre-loved items to sell all with all profits going towards the project. Adults and children's clothing, homewares, books, toys and games - lots to choose from!

They will also be running a cafe selling soup, sandwiches, drinks and homebakes so you can have a refreshment in between browsing.

Open 11am to 3pm both days.

04 October 2023EGM - to dissolve old charity and start functioning as the new SCIO

We'll be having a brief EGM at 7pm ahead of a normal committee meeting to formally minute our agreement to dissolve the old charity - Stenness residents welcome to attend however it may take you as long to get here and home as the EGM meeting takes!

01 October 2023Table Top sale next Sat and Sun (7th & 8th Oct)

Join us to grab a few bargains from our table top sale next weekend - open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Our cafe will be selling soup, sandwiches, drinks and home bakes.

Funds raised going towards the Stenness Outdoor Community Space project.

24 September 2023"My Doric Diary" one-act musical comes to Stenness, Fri 29 Sept at 7.30pm

SCA are delighted to be hosting a performance of "My Doric Diary" this Friday, 29th September at 7.30pm. Entry is £8 and the one-act musical lasts about 50 minutes; recommended for age 12 upwards.

It’s December 31st, 2010, in Fraserburgh. But all is not sparkly balloons. Daisy is desperate to attend the town’s New Year’s Eve party but Granny will not allow it. After an argument, a disgruntled Daisy locks herself in her room amongst her music and old schoolbooks. Things take a time-bending twist when Daisy is magically transported back to December 31st, 1993-the same night 17 years earlier. But why has she been brought here? And why now? And most importantly who is that mysterious figure standing at the mic?

A Doric jukebox musical from Katie Barnett and James Siggens of AyeTunes!, My Doric Diary is a heart-warming story about what it means to love and what it takes to let go.

Presented in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts and supported by Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance Programme.

Originally commissioned and produced by A Play, a Pie and a Pint at the Òran Mór, co-presented by Aberdeen Performing Arts and The Traverse Theatre.


Here's some of the press quotes attributed to the show:

‘It’s funny, clever, endlessly inventive, chock full of banging tunes and - above all else - deeply moving’ - Press and Journal

‘The beauty of My Doric Diary lies in both its simplicity and its complexity’ - Press and Journal

‘Where My Doric Diary really lands is in the depth of feeling it pulls out of the audience.’ Press and Journal

‘The play doesn’t belabour the cultural point it makes, but it does embody it, in a gorgeous, humorous and perfectly shaped 50 minute show in which Barnett shines like a true star’ - Scotsman

‘Music is a vivid, integral, and significant part of the piece - funny, lively and saying much more than mere words can do.’ -Scots Gay Arts

‘The audience loved it!’ - Scots Gay Arts

18 September 2023Whist & 500 - Thursday 21 September

Join us in the Stenness Hall for our first cards night of the season - Whist & 500 games with beginners warmly welcomed.

11 September 2023Whist & 500 restarts in Stenness

We're starting our Whist & 500 night's again next week on Thursday 21 September and have planned in the October and November dates too, but we need to get the numbers up if we are to continue holding these in the new year and onwards.

After the November night the SCA committee will look at attendance numbers over the three months and make a decision on whether to continue organsing these sessions, so spread the word to anyone havering about whether or not to come along!

08 September 2023Stenness Fun Day - Sat 9 Sept 10am to 4pm

We're all excited for the Stenness Fun Day on Saturday 9 September - a great day out for all.

Our timings are:

10am open

11am Orkney Dance and Fitness demo

12pm Stromness RBL Pipe Band performance

12.30 to 1.30pm Penalty Shoot Out and Netball Goal Scoring competitions

1pm Speed Pool starts

2pm Races for all ages followed by Tug of War

3.15pm Stromness RBL Pipe Band performance

3.30pm Fun Day Raffle drawn

4pm SOCS Prize Draw winners drawn and close

In the evening we have the doors opening with the bar ready to serve you at 9pm, and the Liam Muir band playing from 9.30pm. Leigh's catering van will be proving delicious hot food from 9pm until around 11.30pm.

Can't wait to see you!

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