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Historic Herring Tour - Stronsay, Orkney

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January — December

Take a walk through historic Whitehall village on Stronsay, while learning about the fishing industries of yesterday and today.

The Stronsay of today is a quiet island, with a population of approximately 350 people, and a pier that has five boats that fish year around. But, it wasn't always so. In the height of the Herring Fishing days, the population of the island would swell to over 4,000 during the fishing season, with enough boat to walk from pier to pier across their decks. There were multiple schools, an ice cream parlor and movie theater. The Historic Herring Tour introduces you to this Stronsay.

This tour runs approximately 1.5-2 hours. Advance booking requested. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Stronsay Ranger

Explore the wonderful island of Stronsay with a walking tour, see the rich wildlife and learn some history along the way. The Stronsay Ranger will operate walking tours spread throughout the week with several options to choose from. Depending on what you’re looking for, evening tours will be available lasting two to three hours and a longer day tour is available on Sunday. Tours may be available on request.

Opening times

Various times throughout the week.

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