Stromness Museum blog

Volunteer Ruairidh cataloguing rock samples from the Ted Kellock collection.
Ruairidh McCallum | 3rd November 2023
I have visited Stromness almost every year of my life and yet I had never visited the Museum until the summer of 2023.
Katie Firth receiving the awards on behalf of Stromness Museum
| 17th October 2023
Double win for Stromness Museum with ‘Climate Cafés’ initiative taking the Calling Out Climate Change award and Excellence in Interpretation at the AHI 2023 Engaging People Awards
Stromness Museum Climate Cafe metal stamp
Stromness Museum | 13th June 2023
Museum’s community ‘climate cafes’ shortlisted for AHI 2023 Engaging People Award.
Image of Hugh Miller 1943 by Hill and Adamson.
 Anna Tallach | 7th February 2023
Learn to make a right use of your eyes; the commonest things are worth looking at – even stones and weeds, and the most familiar animals. 
Pictured is a handsewn toad, it is positioned mid-jump.  It has metallic green/gold body with a white underbelly.  It's mouth is open wide.
| 9th March 2022
Guest blog from Mary Grieve from the Mòti collective. The ‘Mòti at the Museum’ exhibition opens 30th March 2022 and runs until 30th April 2022.
photograph of an artwork produced by Louise Barrington.
Louise Barrington | 22nd February 2022
Guest blog from Louise Barrington from the Mòti collective.
Black and white portrait of the artists.  The artists are stood together, both looking towards the camera.  They are both dressed in black and have long straight hair with fringes.
Boyd & Grogran - Artist Duo | 7th February 2022
A guest blog from Orkney based artist duo BOYD & GROGAN of the Móti Collective on their collaboration with Stromness Museum.
photograph of a skyline with a water tower to the left
Tomas Hermoso | 24th January 2022
A guest blog by Tomas Hermoso from the Móti Collective.
a photograph of the Sea Wall, Papay, 2018 by Frances Scott
Frances Scott | 10th January 2022
A guest blog by Frances Scott from the Móti Collective. 
two figures on a beach, one is standing in a yellow outfit, and a second in lying down with their legs in the air wearing red tights.
Norna Sinclair | 3rd October 2021
Sunday 3rd October is #ScottishMuseumsDay.   To celebrate we highlighting our work with the Móti Collective, an artist group from Orkney.