Poppies Weeping Window Visits Kirkwall


Here in Kirkwall where we make all the jewellery by hand, we are delighted to welcome the Poppies Weeping Window as part of the 14-18 Now project to our Cathedral until the 12th June. Installation took place last week and to mark the occasion, we have taken out our own range of poppy jewellery, with a donation from every sale going to charity.

This year sees a lot of events in Orkney, the visit of the Poppy Weeping Window co-insides with the commemoration of the Battle of Jutland, the most pivotal naval engagement of the First World War.

A service will be held in St Magnus Cathedral on the morning of 31 May 2016 and at the Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery in the afternoon, which will run in conjunction with the service being held at sea at the Jutland Bank.

This is just one of many events in Orkney this year and we will keep you posted on other upcoming events on our blog.

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  • Alison Firth