The 2016 festival is over

There will be info on next year’s event here when we recover enough from this year’s festival to organise it! In the meantime, the 2016 information is still here so you can reminisce or, if you weren’t here, get a taste of what might come in future events.

We hold occasional events outwith the Festival, and they will be displayed below as and when.

Warbeth Cemetery tour

Tour group at Warbeth Cemetery with Fran Flett Hollinrake presenting.

This week, Stromness is celebrating 200 years since it became a Burgh in its own right. As part of the celebrations, Fran Flett Hollinrake will be reprising the tour of Warbeth Cemetry that she gave as part of last year’s Festival. The tour includes the graves of John Rae’s parents, John Login’s parents, George MacKay Brown, and many more, including some surprising connections! All are welcome.

The forecast is for a dry night, but a cold one – so wrap up well!

Start: Saturday 29th July, 7pm
Duration: About an hour
Venue: Warbeth Cemetery (meet at the entrance)
Free entry.

Silent auction

The silent auction has now closed, and has raised nearly £1,400 for the Story Trust, which will help immensely with our activities this year and in the future. Thank you to all who donated items, and all who bid, and congratulations to the winners!

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