Take the 6 pm ferry from Stromness for a journey to the old Nor’ Wast. Curator Janette Park of Stromness Museum tells the story of the long Orkney links with the Hudson’s Bay Company and the people of the region. Polar historian Dr Maria Pia Casarini tells the story of the company itself.
You can see the Hoy Heritage Centre exhibition about the life of William Sinclair Ritch from Rackwick in Hoy, who joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1872, had a family in Canada with his Cree wife, Sophia Wynn, and returned to the island 38 years later.
There’s a light supper to start the evening – and admission is free.
The ferry departs Moaness Pier in Hoy, to return to Stromness, at 10 pm. Bookings from Orkney Ferries online or phone 01856 872044.