Stromness, located in the Orkney Island, is actually the second largest town in this area of Scotland. Stromness is the capital of the parish area. The name originates from the Viking language. Visitors will find there is plenty to see and enjoy in Stromness as well as in the surrounding area. There are ample accommodation options in addition to a variety of different entertainment options as well as dining establishments. Stromness can be easily reached from surrounding areas, making it an ideal place to visit when in the local area.
The Scottish town of Stromness is the second biggest town within the Orkney Islands. The town of Stromness is situated within the southwestern part of the Orkney Islands. The town of Stromness is also a parish. The Stromness name is taken from the Viking language. The town of Stromness has for a long time been an established seaport. Stromness has a population of about two thousand one hundred and ninety. The old parts of the town are clustered along the main street and houses and shops that have been built from the local stone flank it. There are narrow alleys and lanes that branch off the main street. The town of Stromness has a regular ferry link to Scrabster that is situated on the northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
The area was first recorded during the sixteenth century as being the site of an old inn. The town of Stromness first became important during the seventeenth century during the time that England was at war with France due to the ships having to avoid the English Channel. Ships that were part of the Hudson Bay Company were regular visitors to the area and whaling fleets were also regular areas to the area.
The writer was known as George Mackay Brown was born within the town and he lived here for most of his life. Sir Peter Maxwell Davis wrote a popular piano piece that had reference to the town of Stromness.
The main part of the town has the Atlantic as the boundary on the West and by the Hoy Sound on the south and south east of the town. The town to the northeast has the boundary of Loch of Stenness.