Orkney News in pictures

Yule Log Pull, Stromness portfolioThe Yule Log Pull was re-instated after an 80 year absence to the streets of Stromness. The Pull was between the Soothenders and the Northenders with the aim of pulling the log to their respective goals. The Soothenders where the winners in what is hoped to be an anual event held on Hogmanay.

It really was tremendous spectacle with folk from all over Orkney, even East mainlanders, witnessing the rebirth of a Stromness tradition.
Kirkwall Tree Lighting portfolioThe Kirkwall Tree lighting ceremony took place on Saturday with the Papdale Primary School providing the choir and St Lucy for a fantastic evening in the St Magnus Cathedral marking the end of the Counties Christmas lighting events and the start of the festive season in Orkney.
Orkney College Graduation 2017 portfolio Poppies - Weeping Window at the St. Magnus Cathedral portfolio
Orkney Sports awards portfolioOrkney sportsmen and women where honoured at a Gala evening held in the Kirkwall Grammar School. What a tremendous evening it was.