FOSN News Blog

2015 AGM - Wednesday 6th May

Don't forget the FOSN AGM on Wednesday 6th May, at 7:30pm in the Community Centre. Robert Foden will also be there to give an interesting and entertaining talk about weird and wonderful aircraft which never quite made it - hope to see you there!

Flights of Fancy Poster


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.

Gunner Thomas Irvine

Thomas Irvine

Gunner Thomas Irvine, Royal Garrison Artillery Orkney

Gunner Thomas Irvine of Sandside, Deerness died in Kirkwall of influenza & pneumonia on 23 March 1915

He was 16 years old

During the next 4 years we will be commemorating the young men from Deerness who gave their lives during World War 1. There will be a display in the kirk on the anniversary of each death.

Please come along and see what we have. If you have any photos, letters, documents or memories we would love to hear from you.

Images of Deerness 2015 Calendar



Images of Deerness 2015 calendars, only £1 each until 28th February. Available from Deerness Stores or via

It is also available by post - please send a cheque for £2.17(including £1.17 p&p) to Denise Brown, Old Schoolhouse, Deerness, Orkney KW17 2QH