In 1946 The Stromness Yule Log contest was brought back as an event for the town.
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;”
1921 “‘Taking advantage of the fine weather of the forenoon, the majority of Christmas shoppers, – of which a large number were from the country districts, – had made their purchases before darkness set in; and in the earlier part of the evening the streets were almost deserted.”
Feeling cold in the fresh to strong northeasterly winds, these easing in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 4 °C.
Wintry showers will give a risk of icy patches and snow overnight and into Christmas Eve, giving some difficult driving conditions.