At the heart of Stronsay, you’ll discover a spectacular view of three interlocking bays – St Catherine’s Bay and the Bay of Holland to the west and Mill Bay to the east – each with unspoiled white sand beaches and contrasting island and North Sea vistas.
Only 12km long, Stronsay’s irregular shape has blessed Orkney’s Island of Bays with miles of coastline, combining the dramatic seascapes of Odiness Bay and Lamb Head, tranquil sheltered beaches, peaceful Whitehall village and pastoral countryside, making Stronsay a haven for families, walkers and wildlife watchers alike.
The Heritage Centre at Wood’s Yard is now open every day from 9 a.m until 6 p.m, although COVID guidelines regarding numbers and sanitising will have to remain in place for a time yet. There is a large display of mostly Stronsay-related artefacts on display and most of the paper records and photos, removed earlier due to COVID restrictions, are are now back in the Centre. This includes a number of new photo albums of local interest – School photos from around 1900 to date, Kirk photos, Lifeboat photos and WRI photos. Call along and have a look!
Self-service tea and coffee is also available again in the Centre, along with some games and drawing materials for the younger visitors.
Admission is still free, although donations are always welcome!