“The character of human beings is, unfortunately, a fleeting thing, but the character of scenes and landscapes endures for periods that laugh at history as we know it.” Islandman
“This week, for one week only, Stromness will be the centre of Orkney. Some local merchants think it should be the centre of the islands all the time. ” – Islandman
“From the ordinary Stromness man-in-the-street the most that might have been expected was a grudging tribute. But time and time again what we heard was: “We must have this in town every year.””
On Christmas Day there was thunder, lightning and heavy rain. As the day progressed the winds got ever stronger to gale force.