17th May in Orkney

 Type:National Day Celebrations
 Location:Scotland, Orkney

The Orkney Norway Friendship Association has put together the following programme for the Norwegian National Day in Orkney:

0930 :  Coach leaves Kirkwall harbour for St Olaf Cemetery

10.00:  Wreath laying ceremony at Norwegian war graves

11.00:  Official opening of new Kirkwall Boat Marina

13.00:  Lunchtime concert in St Magnus Cathedral

14.30:  Tog leaves Kirkwall pierhead for St Magnus Cathedral.
Address at Kirk Green by Norwegian guest speaker and Convener of Orkney Islands Council. To be followed by programme of entertainment by local schoolchildren.

17.30:  Constitution Day Party in Ayre Hotel Kirkwall.

In addition to the ceremony in Kirkwall, wreaths are laid at Norwegian war graves in the Naval Cemetery at Lyness on the Island of Hoy and in the graveyard on the island of Westray.

For more information, please contact the Orkney Norway Friendship Association on e-mail: or visit their web site.

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