Welcome to our Website

Welcome 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.

Cover drawing by Isobel Gardner

Drawing of St. Ninian's Kirk by Isobel Gardner.

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 by Donna Eunson.

Cover photo by Donna EunsonDo 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.