Friends of St Ninian's

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  • FOSN AGM 2015

    A very important date for your diaries.......Wednesday 6 May is the Friends of St Ninian's AGM, to be held in the Community Centre from 7.30pm.

    We are looking for a new Board member, as Kathleen Kirkness has decided to stand down after many years' dedicated service, so if you would like to be considered, or want to find out more about what's involved, please get in touch.

Deerness News

  • Deerness Community Centre AGM

    It must be that time of year again, as the AGM of the Deerness Community Centre Committee is also coming up - this one on Tuesday 28 April, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.

    Again, we are looking for new members to join us, so if you would be interested in getting more involved with your community, or would like to find out a bit more, please contact us via the community facebook page "Deerness, Orkney".

    We are also looking for "Friends of the Hall" - folk who don't want to be on the Committee, but would be willing to help out when needed, with things like serving teas, baking cakes, or decoraing the Hall for the Harvest Home. Please let us know if you will be our friend!

    And finally, if you have a great idea for a community raise funds, or just for a bit of fun, we would love to hear from you!

Welcome to our website!

Drawing of St Ninian's, Deerness by Isobel GardnerWelcome to The Friends of St Ninian’s website.  We aim to keep you informed not only about our organisation, its work and events, but also to open up the life and times of the Orkney parish of Deerness to local folk and visitors alike, whether in person, or across the world-wide web.

The photographs on this website show you a variety of landscapes and seascapes of Deerness – out to Copinsay, to the North Isles, Auskerry and back across to the rest of Mainland Orkney.  Enjoy these images, and please add more to the photo gallery.

Photo © Donna Eunson

  • Do you live in Deerness and want to advertise your business?
  • Did your forebears come from Deerness and you want to know more?
  • Have you an event in Deerness to promote, or a photo to share or a question to ask?

We look forward very much to your participation in this website.



Join the Friends of St Ninian’s and help support our work in looking after the Lower Kirk and exploring the heritage and culture of Deerness. We welcome membership from Deerness folk, Deerness-connected folk and folk who simply want to support The Friends of St Ninian's because it's a worthwhile endeavour.

Click here to download a membership form.

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