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Stromness strawplait trader Andrew Young lived in Alfred Street
This is the story of how one son built upon his father’s pioneering business to make a great success in his own right.
“A glance at Queen Street Stromness and one is at once transported in imagination away to some old Highland village, where all live under one roof, a pleasant and happy family.”
Throughout the first half of the 19th Century, the strawplaiting industry employed thousands of women in Orkney.