Tomorrow, 17th of May is Norwegian Constitution day. This is Norway’s National Day, their day of Independence; and it is marked with a public holiday each year.
For two years the celebrations in Orkney have been limited due to Covid restrictions. This year, 2022, the day will begin at 10:30 with a Remembrance service at the Norwegian war graves in St Olaf’s Cemetery. Transport will be provided, courtesy of Stagecoach, for official guests from Kirkwall Pierhead to the cemetery at 10:00.
John Mowat of the Orkney Norwegian Friendship Association has sent in pictures from the Remembrance Ceremony which was held in 2021 at the Norwegian Gravestones situated at St Olaf Cemetery, St Ola .
At 12:00, 17th May 2022, the Tog will set off from the Kirkwall Pierhead to the Market Green, led by members of the Kirkwall City Pipe Band, Norwegian visitors, school children and any members of the public who would like to join in.