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new carving on the town hall

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Picture added on 27 May 2009
When I was a boy growing up in Stromness, Orcadians’ were proud of their Viking ancestry and quite dismissive of any claims that Scotland had on us. What’s changed since I left? As a regular visitor to this and the Orcadian web sites there seems to be more and more Scottish iconology creeping in. I even remember the early days of the SNP, when a movement was formed in Orkney and Shetland with the aim of taking us back to Norway if Scotland gained independence.
Added by Neal Johnston on 28 May 2009
Colin Watson has done a fine job on this. He certainly sent many an hour working on it in the cold building at Weyland Farm. Well done Colin
Anonymous comment added on 28 May 2009
Well done Colin "Orkneys Got Talent"
Added by Ross on 30 May 2009
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