Useful Local InformationLocal Groups, Services and Facilities

Stronsay is an active community with many groups, services and facilities that serve not only the local population but that are often available to visitors, too. Why not join in?

The following groups are always happy to have visitors join them. To find out if they’re meeting while you’re visiting, please check the Events Calendar or click on the link connected with the group.


For all pre-school age children and parents. Check the events calendar for dates and times of events.


An informal group for the over 50s. A chance to get out to meet other folk for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Peedie Library

Once a month, the Moncur Memorial Church hall opens its doors to residents and visitors alike to borrow or exchange books and to meet with others in an informal setting with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or two. See the events calendar or the church Facebook page for opening dates.


A readers’ group that meets monthly.

Stronsay Stitchers

Informal knit-&-natter-type group, meets last Thursday of every month in the church hall.
See Creative Stronsay Facebook page  for meeting dates.

Stronsay Spinners

Beginners & more experienced welcome. Meets monthly in the church hall.
See Creative Stronsay Facebook page  for meeting dates.

Craft Workshops

Craft workshops and pop up sessions throughout the year at Craftship Enterprise.
Contact Dianne Riley-Moore 07785 111126 or see Creative Stronsay Facebook page  for meeting dates.

SWI (Scottish Womens’ Institute)

Meets monthly on  Wednesday evenings from September to May in the community centre.

Moncur Memorial Church (Church of Scotland)

Sunday Worship at 11 am.  See the Moncur Memorial Church Facebook page for more information or contact Minister Rev David Locke (01857 616 284, or Session Clerk Elsie Dennison (01857 616 238,

St Columba’s House

Telephone: 616 206 to speak to Father Nicholas.

Our Lady’s Catholic Chapel

Chapel located at the head of the pier. Daily Mass at 11.20 am, Sunday Mass at 10.30 am. Contact Telephone: 01857 616 210; Email:

Papa Stronsay

Golgotha Monastery Island. Website:; Email:


The following facilities are available to visitors:

Stronsay Community Hall

A kitchen and fully licensed bar, with two large halls and a small meeting room available for hire; perfect for weddings, parties, games, meetings and much more! Disco equipment, table tennis, badminton, air hockey, pool table. Rooms for hire from only £2 per hour plus hydro charge. Adult supervision (over 18) must be present during hire. For information & bookings contact Anne-Maree Carter (Tel: 616263 or Email: See Facebook

Healthy Living Centre

This facility which houses exercise equipment is located on site at Stronsay Junior High School. Though open to visitors, as mentioned below, bookings are required.

The opening hours are as follows:
• Monday 18.00 – 18.45
• Tuesday 18.00 – 18.45
• Wednesday 11.00 – 11.45 and 17.30 – 18.15
• Thursday 17.30 – 18.15
• Friday 11.00 – 11.45 and 17.30 – 18.15
• Saturday 10.00 – 10.45
Bookings need to be made 24 hours in advance either through the council website or by emailing
Memberships can still be purchased or patrons can pay as they go.
Any further updates will be communicated through the Stronsay Limpet and the Stronsay Facebook page.

Swimming Pool

Located at Stronsay Junior High School, the pool is 15 metres in length and the depth ranges from 0.9 to 1.5 metres. A maximum of 12 in the pool at any one time.

Monday:  Public session 6:30-7:10  Adult lane 7:10– 7:50
Thursday: Private hire 6:30-7:10  Public session 7:10-7:50
Saturday: Private hire 2-2:40  Public session 2:40-3:20
Charges – Adults £3, Children £1.50, Private Hires £15.

To book a private hire, phone Elsie on 616238.

The following services are provided on the island, although visitors are encouraged to phone ahead to book an appointment.


Staff members:
Doctors – Bruce Baker, Johnathan Cobb, Vivienne Kirchin and Wassim Malas. See the roster on the Stronsay Limpet website.
Community Nurse – Maxine Piper
Practice Administrator – Katrina Kent
Geramount Surgery, KW17 2AE
Tel: 01857 616 321

Stronsay Junior High School

Stronsay, KW17 2AE
Head Teacher: Dr Petra McLay 
Tel: 01857 616 246
Fax: 01857 616 433