Norway Constitution Day
The strong ties between Orkney and Norway are celebrated every year with a parade and a service in the cathedral.
At one time, Orkney actually belonged to Norway and many of the place names and the old Orkney language are from Old Norse. There is a Centre for Nordic Studies in Kirkwall and Norway always sends a tree to the city at Christmas.
Many Norwegians visit Orkney to help mark Norway’s Constitution Day. As in previous years, we are hosting a number of them at Highland Park House.
This morning, they started the day in style with a champagne breakfast.