UPDATES & NEWS

West Side Cinema have announced the film for the Saturday night of the conference screening…

LAST BREATH (cert 12A)

A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen, but no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archive, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.

Check out information and trailer here.

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ANIMATING SCAPA 100 blog post from Stromness Museum Exhibition Assistant Katy Firth – Katy reflects on the creative process  SEE HERE


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DAY TRIP DETAIL ANNOUNCED SEE HERE


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME NOW ONLINE SEE HERE


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The Exhibition 1919: The Scuttling of the German Fleet will be on show at Tankerness House, Orkney Museums, Kirkwall, throughout summer and will continue up until the end of the Scapa 100 conference in October.


SCAPA 100 events programme announced – Events throughout June

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image from HMS Hampshire taken from the Scapa 100 website

Follow the events across Orkney for Scapa 100 by clicking here. Or follow the Scapa 100 facebook page here.

Have a look at the incredible projects associated with Scapa 100 here.

Saturday 15 June

Scapa Flow: Up Close and Underwater exhibition: Opening to 18:00, North light Gallery, Stromness – Exhibition of oil painting and photographs created underwater by artist Caroline Appleyard and photographer Marjo Tynkkynen (Until Wednesday 26 June).

Scapa Flow 1919: With All flags flying: Doors open 19:15 for 19:45 start, West Side Cinema, Town Hall, Stromness -1986 documentary about the Scuttling of the German High Sea Fleet – With Scapa 100 introduction by Emily Turton. £5/£3 Young Scot & Students

Sunday 16 June

Scapa 100 Hub : Opening to 18:00, Royal Hotel, Stromness. Join the Scapa 100 team with special guests Deerness Distillery. Try the new Scuttled Gin or a beer from the bar and talk about all things Scapa.

The Scapa 100 Hub will open each day from 12:00 and is the perfect place to relax and talk diving. Historical information and the latest research will be on show. During the evening’s experts will be on hand to talk about aspect of the scuttling and Scapa Flow. (From Saturday 22 the Hub relocates to the Warehouse Buildings, see day by day listings for times and specific Hub events).

Beneath the Flow: a theatre piece with music, by the St Magnus Players: 19:00, Ness Battery, Stromness. Devised from eyewitness accounts and other source material, the events leading to the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet are told from the parallel perspectives of Admiral Ludwig von Reuter, Commander of the interned fleet, and John, a young Orcadian boy on the island of Cava. Von Reuter’s momentous decision is set against the backdrop of the fleet in Scapa Flow, which had become an everyday sight in Orkney.

Tickets £10 Inc transport, from 1 May JB Rosey, Stromness and Ortak, Albert Street, Kirkwall. Bus pick 18.00 from Stromness Ferry Terminal. Ness battery gates open 45 minutes before the show. Wheel chair access to be pre-booked when purchasing ticket. Running time – approximately one hour.

Monday 17 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 22:00 (Royal Hotel).

Stromness Museum Evening: Opening until 20:00. Summer exhibitions with resident experts on hand to talk about stories and artefacts.

Tuesday 18 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 22:00 (Royal Hotel)

Witnessing History: The End of the German High Seas Fleet, 21 June 1919: 19:00, Town Hall, Stromness. An illustrated talk and book signing by author David Meara.

Scapa 100 talk: 20:00, Town Hall, Stromness.

Wednesday 19 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 22:00 (Royal Hotel).

Virtual Reality Session: 18:00 to 20:00. Scapa 100 Hub (Royal Hotel). Explore the wrecks of Scapa Flow with the latest VR technology.

Stromness Museum Evening: Opening to 20:00 – Summer exhibitions with resident experts on hand to talk about stories and artefacts.

Thursday 20 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 16:00 (Royal Hotel).

Book Signing: 11:00 – Orcadian Book Shop. Meet the author, Nick Jellicoe, for the launch of his new book, The Last Days of the High Seas Fleet.

Meet The German Fleet Scuttle’s Descendants: 14:00 St Magnus Centre.

  • Nick Jellicoe, author of The Last Days of the High Seas Fleet will talk about the scuttle in its wider context. With him will be British and German descendants of the key actors on that fateful day.
    Scapa 100 Official Anniversary Event 18:00, Town Hall, Stromness (By invitation and limited ticket only).
  • Prof. Dr Michael. Epkenhans Head of Centre for Military History, Bundeswehr presents the historical context of the Scuttling with musical contributions from the German Federal Navy and Royal Navy.

(Tickets from 1 June at Orkney Islands Council Customer Services in Kirkwall and Stromness).

Stromness Museum Evening: Opening to 20:00  – Summer exhibitions with resident experts on hand to talk about stories and artefacts.

Friday 21 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 22:00 (Royal Hotel).

Orkney Historic Boat Society – Cingalee Restoration Display. 114-year-old Navy and Army Canteen Vessel that supplied the British Fleet through WW1 and WW2 – restored to dry exhibition standard and displayed with her fascinating story for public interaction. External to the Warehouse Buildings, Stromness from 21 to 23.

Scapa 100 Official Commemorative Service – Commonwealth War Graves Royal Naval Cemetery Lyness: (Full details to follow).

St Magnus Festival, The Day the Fleet went down, Johnsmas Foy: 18:30, Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall. Tickets available from https://www.stmagnusfestival.com/

Saturday 22 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 18:00 (Warehouse Buildings). Orkney Historic Boat Society – Cingalee Restoration Display.

Hyperbaric Chamber Public Opening: 11:00 to 15:00, Old Academy, Stromness.

Sunday 23 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 20:00 (Warehouse Buildings).

Festival Service: 11:15, St Magnus Cathedral.

Orkney Historic Boat Society: Cingalee Restoration Display.

Beneath the Flow: A theatre piece with music, by the St Magnus Players, 15:00 and 19:00, Ness Battery, Stromness (See Sunday 16 for full details)

Scapa 100 Hub – Welcome and Virtual Reality Session: 18:00 to 20:00 (Warehouse Buildings). A welcome to the second week of the Scapa 100 Hub and a chance to explore the wrecks of Scapa Flow with the latest VR technology.

Monday 24 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 18:00 (Warehouse Buildings).

Stromness Museum Evening: Opening to 20.00. Summer exhibitions with resident experts on hand to talk about stories and artefacts.

Tuesday 25 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 20:00 (Warehouse Buildings).

St Magnus Festival – The Day the Fleet went down: Johnsmas Foy 18:00, Town Hall, Stromness. Tickets at https://www.stmagnusfestival.com/

An evening with Rod Macdonald: 18:00 to 20:00, Warehouse Buildings, Stromness. Rod is the author of Dive Scapa Flow, now in its fifth edition. Rod will talk about how the book has developed over the last 20 years and share some his many anecdotes.

Wednesday 26 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12:00 to 18:00 (Warehouse Buildings).

Stromness Museum Evening: Opening to 20.00. Summer exhibitions with resident experts on hand to talk about stories and artefacts.

Thursday 27 June

Scapa 100 Hub: 12.00 to 20.00 (Warehouse Buildings).

Scapa 100 Talk: 19:00, Warehouse Buildings, Stromness.


A short taster of the Stromness Museum exhibitions….


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BBC Radio Orkney’s programme The Wey Hid Wis broadcast 9 January 2019 explored archive recordings relating to the scuttle.