1743 Stromness was large enough to challenge the taxes paid to Kirkwall on its growing trade.
Alexander Graham, a merchant, launched a legal battle that was to last for fifteen years, but which ended with the removal of the taxes paid by smaller towns to Royal Burghs like Kirkwall
Alexander Graham is celebrated in the town - the towns main square is called Graham Place.
Previous Guest comments
Great accommodation - enjoyed viewing lighthouse and ferry watching. Cycled loads - views at Yesnaby were terrific. Neolithic sites worth a visit, particularly Skara Brae. But don't do too much. Just relax. Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow barriers a reminder of the not too distant past. Didn't get to Hoy this time but can recommend.MORE
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