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Stromness, Orkney Islands

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Stromness, Orkney Islands

Stromness /ˈstrɒmnəs/ is the second most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. It is in the south-west of Mainland Orkney. It is also a parish, with the town of Stromness as its capital.
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands
Traditional CountyOrkney
OS GridHY2509
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01856
Population2,200 (approx.)

Stromness, Orkney Islands in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Stromness, market and seaport town, police burgh, and par., in SW. of Pomona, Orkney, 14 miles W. of Kirkwall - par., 7618 ac., pop. 2410; town and burgh, pop. 1705; P.O., T.O.,3 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The town stands on an excellent natural harbour, carries on fishing, and has a distillery, ropeworks, and shipbuilding yards.

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