Owners of viewpoint bench sought

Owners of viewpoint bench sought
11 March 2020

Orkney Islands Council is seeking to get in touch with the owners of a memorial bench at the Downies Lane viewpoint in Stromness.

The car park at the viewpoint where the bench is sited is due to be removed shortly and the Council would like to relocate the bench to another suitable location.

The bench carries the inscription: “Treasured Memories of Craig Gerrard 30.11.1958 - 22.2.2011 … a lover of Orkney. Beside the Ocean of Time from your loving family.”

Stromness Community Council has been notified and any information about the owners would be welcomed.

The Council entered into a 20-year lease to create the viewpoint. Now this has ended, the land needs to be re-instated in line with the original terms of the lease.

The work involved is due to start during the week beginning Monday 16 March. The bench will be stored safely once this gets underway.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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