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  • Fundraising at the Vintage Rally!

    FOSN will be having a fundraising stall at the Car Boot Sale section of the Vintage Rally this year, on Saturday 14 August. We hope to have plants, jams and chutneys, baking and bric-a-brac for sale, with a raffle of course! We'd rather not have clothing, but scarves would be very welcome as they will make a lovely display, and maybe jewellery. Collection of items at the Deerness Hall will be advertised nearer the time, but in the meantime if you have any questions or can provide anything to sell, please get in touch with the following folk:

    Denise Brown for jams and chutneys - 741336

    Donna Eunson for baking - 741450 (shortbread and tablet always go down well!)

    Evelyn and Laurence Irvine for plants and seedlings - 741304

    Tanya McGill for bric-a-brac and jewellery - 741375

    Donations of raffle prizes or anything other questions - Isobel Gardner (741307) or Anne Mitchell (741300).

    Thank you!

Deerness News

  • Harvest Home

    Don't forget to make a note in your diary of the 2016 Harvest Home .......... it will be held on Friday 28 October, so plenty of time to dust off your dancing shoes!

Welcome to our website!

Drawing of St Ninian's, Deerness by Isobel Gardner 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.

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