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Our Doors Open Days weekend is 21st and 22nd September.

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Kirkwall East Church

Date 1: 21/09/2019
Date 2: 01/01/0001
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21 September 2019

The East Church amalgamated in 1967 from two churches —the Paterson and King Street congregations. The current congregation worships in this King Street building, built in 1897, on the upper level, and the ground floor has the Hub and a variety of other rooms. There is a car park at the back of the church. There is disabled access through the ramp on the right of the main door.  There will be music performances on the hour, and between times an opportunity for the public to try playing the organ. There will be guided tours on the half hour. Information on church activities and the building itself will be available. Fair trade teas, coffees and biscuits will be provided.  The East Church will be open on Saturday 21st September 11am - 3pm.

Orkney

Orkney Wireless Museum

Date 1: 21/09/2019
Date 2: 22/09/2019
Tags: Weekend 1 (31 August - 1 September)

21-22 September 2019

A fascinating collection tracing the history of early domestic radio and wartime communications in Orkney. Also maps, charts, valves, transistors, rare exhibits, wartime memorabilia and photo archive. An opportunity to experience a rare and unusual museum. The museum was founded in 1983 by the late Jim MacDonald after a lifetime passion working with, investigating and collecting all things electrical. Since 1997 the collection has been housed in the building erected in 1866 for the factor to the Earl of Zetland’s estates in Orkney. During the 1920s the building was sold and, over the years, became a cycle agency and electrical repair shop with a petrol pump.

Orkney

Radio Orkney

Date 1: 21/09/2019
Date 2: 01/01/0001
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21 September 2019

BBC Radio Orkney went on air in May 1977. It is the county’s community station, broadcasting half an hour of local news and features weekday mornings, with a lunchtime news update. The Friday Request programme runs year round, other local programmes broadcast from six till seven weeknights during the autumn and winter. The building, Commercial Union House, used to be a bank, and the safe is still there in reception (but it’s empty). Upstairs the main broadcast studio features a mixing desk that once was used by the super-star DJs of wonderful Radio One. The station also has a small contribution point for use by other parts of the BBC when the main studio is busy. For some complicated reason, that’s known as Studio 7.

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