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town, on Mainland island, Orkney Islands, N Scotland. It has a harbor with shipyards and docks. Eggs are exported. In the 18th and 19th cent., Stromness was a whaling center and a port of call for the Hudson's Bay Company. A well-known museum of Orkney antiquities is there.
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It will be launched on 25 November at two events in Orkney during Book Week Scotland, at Stromness Library at 3pm and Orkney Library at 7.
He says nowadays you've got major decisi ons affecting the likes of Stromness, Kirkwall and Dingwall taken at the top by a man in central Scotland and, personally, I know nothing about Stromness, Kirkwall "I have just finished writing the next book, Skinner 26, and big Bob is discussing Police Scotland.
RNLI lifeboats from Wick, Thurso, Longhope and Stromness were at the scene along with a Coastguard rescue helicopter from Shetland and an RAF rescue helicopter.
Trampolinist Sean, who has Down's syndrome, was delighted to play his part once more and was cheered on by the crowd in Stromness on the 275th day of the relay.
As bonus items the composer plays two piano pieces, Yesnaby Ground and Farewell to Stromness, inspired by landmarks in his beloved Orkneys home.
The expedition led by Tim Jarvis, Royal Marine Barry Gray and navigator Paul Larsen completed the epic journey on Monday morning, after they reached the old whaling outpost of Stromness, on the island of South Georgia.
Works from the Derek Williams Trust Collection will be exhibited at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney, from Saturday to November 17.
On the flight back south I contemplated my three fabulous days, which had also included a visit to Stromness, the second largest town in Orkney, and a long established port with quaint cobbled streets.
A former whaling station, Stromness is even more remote, in a sense, than Deception Island.
Out of the winning Roberto mare Caithness, Swaythe is a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning hurdler Stromness and is from the family of other highclass hurdlers such as Rigmarole and Fire Dragon.
The whisky bar at the Stromness Hotel, with its open fire and 100-plus whiskies, is a dram-lover's dream.
Shetland Coastguard coordinated a search of the area with the help of a search and rescue helicopter and the Stromness lifeboat.