Why does Orkney celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day? John Mowat Secretary of the Orkney Norway Friendship Association explains the reasons for Norway’s Constitution Day and Orkney’s celebration of it.
Friday 17th of May is Norwegian Constitution Day.
On this day in 1472 Orkney and Shetland were given to Scotland by Norway as a dowry payment.
A 5 person delegation from Orkney Islands Council is to visit Norway despite the cuts taking place across services and the rise in the Council Tax.
John Mowat Secretary of the Orkney Norway Friendship Association explains the reasons for Norway’s Constitution day and Orkney’s celebration of it.
The strong links between Orkney and Norway were demonstrated on May 17th as Kirkwall came to a standstill for Norwegian Constitution Day.
Orkney will be celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day on Thursday May 17th
perhaps in our haste to promote these links we need to be aware of a more complex picture of the activities of those we share the northern seas with.
The Christian Radich had an open day in Kirkwall on Monday, here is a wee account of our visit.