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Stromness Shopping Week 2023

Is this one of the most successful Shopping Weeks Stromness has had in many a year? Certainly the weather gods have been kind bringing the visitors to the town and locals out in numbers.

crowds of people at Stromness shopping week stalls

Activities for families and younger people are, as ever, to be found in plenty.

The pavement artist event run by the Pier Arts Centre again attracted lots of participants with art work filling the paved courtyard and right round its corner.

The paved area at the back of the Pier Arts Centre covered in chalk pavement drawings

And although the artists were long gone – perhaps they were not far away.

a view across the pier to the main activities of the fun are style rides

Moving further up the street there were less people but the show in the windows of ships in bottles at the Northlight Gallery in Graham Place is well worth peering into.

sailing ship in a bottle

Well done to all the organisers who have really done a terrific job to make the 2023 Stromness Shopping Week such a success.

Some Stromnessians are taking a well earned rest already.

scarecrow lying bakc on a deck chair dressed in a bat girl frilly tutu and with an evil clown face

Fiona Grahame

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