Kirkwall Tog Parade

For those who don’t know, Orkney became part of Scotland in 1468 where it had been ruled for about 500 years before by Norse Earls, whose influence stretched as far as Ireland and who travelled as far as the Holy Land. Every year on the 17th May Orkney celebrates to mark the Norwegian Constitution Day.

The annual ‘Tog’ parade set off from the Kirkwall Pierhead at noon, led by members of the Kirkwall City Pipe Band, making its way through Bridge Street and Albert Street to the Kirk Green which meant they came past our shop. Our shop staff were quick thinkers and grabbed the camera to capture the tog parade. Click here for more Orcadian news.

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