Stromness strawplait trader Andrew Young lived in Alfred Street
George and James McBeath: Merchants of Kirkwall
This is the story of how one son built upon his father’s pioneering business to make a great success in his own right.
Queen Street Stromness: Strawplaiters & Soldiers
“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.”
The 19th Century Stronsay Strawplaiters
Throughout the first half of the 19th Century, the strawplaiting industry employed thousands of women in Orkney.