Friends of St Ninian's

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  • St. Magnus Festival Concert 2015


    A huge thank you to all the troops who helped in any way on St Mag Fest concert day. It was a great success and all our efforts were very much appreciated by the audience.

    We are very grateful for the most generous gifts of baking for the day, and the mighty sandwich making!

    You are all stars and Deerness raises the bar again!

Deerness News

  • Orkney Rocks!


    We are delighted to announce that "Orkney Rocks!" will be giving a concert in the Kirk on Friday 3rd July, from 7:30pm. Entry by donation. Due to limited parking, please car share from the Community Centre if possible.

    Orkney Rocks

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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