Welcome to the Official Stromness Shopping Week Website

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We hope that everyone who stayed in Stromness and all our visitors enjoyed the 65th Stromness Shopping Week!

Entertainer James Kennedy made a welcome return to Shopping Week, and he's was not just there for the kids. His high energy performances at various times throughout the week entertained people of all ages. James performed his close up magic act at the Shopping Week Birthday Party. 

The award winning Stromness Royal British Legion Pipe Band  played selections of music throughout the week in various locations. 

Orkney band Genuine Draft made a welcome return as Shopping Week's Resident Band following last years great success and played at various times throughout the week at the pierhead and in local pubs at night and of course at the open air dance on Saturday night where they played from 7pm until Shopping Week came to an end at 11pm. This year the band was joined by award winning young fiddler Graham Low.

Following its continuing success in Shopping Week the popular Shopping Week Hack  took place on Sunday 21st July at 12:30.

As usual we had all the old favourites such as the Yard of Ale, the Beer Race, Holms Swim, and the Shopping Week 10k Race.

There was a full programme for the children of sports, round the town race, workshops, with many activities that they were able to take part in.

The Community Centre was open for visitors who hopefully enjoyed the Flower Club and WRI displays. 


Do take time to visit the photo gallery and view the highlights of 2013 Stromness Shopping Week depicted through the many photographs taken during the event. We hope to see you all there again in 2014. Until then, the Stromness Shopping Week Committee thank you for your past support and for taking the time to look at this website.


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2013 Shopping Week Queen Erin Davidson


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The 2013 Stromness Shopping Week Queen and her Attendants.

From (Left to Right) Eva Parkinson (Attendant), Erin Davidson (Queen), Julia Slater (Attendant). 


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2013 Shopping Week Royal Party 

Back: Left to right:  Eva Parkinson (attendant),  Erin Davidson (Queen), Julia Slater (attendant).

Front: Left to right:  Alistair Park (pageboy), Ashley Flynn (flower girl), Ewan Foubister (pageboy). 


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