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Swimming Gala in Kirkwall Basin
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Swimming Gala in Kirkwall Basin

Picture added on 09 July 2004
Its a sad reflection on society that the Basin is too polluted now to safely use for a swimming gala
Added by Ross on 09 July 2004
See my comments re similar picture #243 of this event.
Added by Marion Mcleod on 31 October 2004
The Basin wasn't always very clean when we swam in it.
Added by M.Gibson on 03 July 2009
I mind hearing that my father Tommy Hourston was a regular swimmer at the Kirkwall basin and swam to Shapinsay regular back in the day.
Added by Neil Hourston on 15 April 2014
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Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960