Stromness


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Stromness,

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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Per Mare Stromness Yule Log sees teams from the north and south of the town try to pull the log to their respective goals.
The UK Coastguard launched a rescue operation involving Stromness and Kirkwall coastguard teams, a search and rescue helicopter from Sumburgh and a Longhope RNLI lifeboat.
I was fairly apprehensive about keeping up with the young greyhound and the wily old fox, yet excited at the prospect of experiencing the exact terrain that Shackleton had traversed in 1916, a journey of about 50 kilometres across the then totally unknown and unmapped mountains and glaciers between King Haakon Bay and the whaling station at Stromness.
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.
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.
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.
The piece was composed in 1980 as an environmental protest when the town of Stromness on the Orkneys was threatened with a uranium mine.