As Glasgow enjoys the Commonwealth Games there are sporting adventures and community celebrations aplenty over in the west mainland of Orkney. It’s Stromness Shopping Week again! This gives us another opportunity to get out the yellow print box Gunnie Moberg marked ‘Shopping Week Queen’ – it’s a right royal box as The Queen Mother was in there too.

These images are from Stromness Shopping Week circa 1979.





2 thoughts on “Ceremony

  1. Do you have photos of the Shopping Week from 1964. I think Archibald was the police sergeant then. I came from Stromness. Born in 8 North End Road . My grandfather was John Park.

    Thank you kindly.
    John Park (Edinburgh)

    • Hello John, Gunnie came to Orkney in the 1970s so her archive does not reach back to Stromness in 1964. It might be a good idea to contact Orkney Library and Archive direct with your request, also the Shopping Week committee would be a good contact to make.
      All the best

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