Oil Tank on Hoy Set to Host a Visual And Sonic Feast

The Oil Tank at Lyness, Hoy is the place for a unique concert by the band  Sink and the Georgian voice quartet Otkhi. The acoustics in the tank will provide the performers with an opportunity to present a “visual and sonic feast” as they will be joined by Hoy Sound  and projection artist Mettje Hunneman. The concert is on Saturday 28th October at 1.30pm with entrance free.

The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre at Lyness is set for a major renovation with Heritage Lottery Funding of over £1 million.

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Scapa Flow Visitor Centre Lyness (F Grahame)

Museum custodian Jude Callister said:

“Once the Centre closes, volunteers will join staff in carefully packing up the many hundreds of artefacts that will go into storage during the project.”

“Specialist contractors will also carry out surveys of the buildings and the equipment they contain ahead of the main refurbishment work getting underway in 2018.”

“Next Spring we plan to set up displays for visitors in temporary buildings near the ferry waiting room at Lyness, which will include information about the renovation project. We also plan to run more guided walks – so there will still be plenty for visitors to see and do.”

The Lyness Visitor Centre has an amazing collection of artefacts from the First and Second World Wars. The historic buildings will be restored. Other work includes the enhancement of interpretation and displays, and the creation of a new building which will house an exhibition space, café, toilet facilities and information areas. The work is expected to be completed by 2019.

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Inside the pumping station/visitor centre (F Grahame)

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