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Watching the ships sail in, via webcam

(Picture: Sigurd Towrie)
Looking out over the Old Academy, Stromness, towards the Holms.

EMEC has set up a new live Stromness webcam to coincide with the Tall Ships visit this weekend.

The camera, in the EMEC office at the Old Academy, in Stromness, gives an excellent elevated view across the bay.

Eileen Linklater, EMEC’s client and marketing manager said: “We are extremely lucky to have such a spectacular view from our office windows.

“We have often spoken about getting a webcam up and running, and when it was suggested by the Stromness Tall Ships organising committee to coincide with the Tall Ships arriving, it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss.

“The technical team at EMEC have done a great job in setting it up, using their communications expertise in remotely managing the EMEC test sites at Billia Croo and Eday, where we currently use video cameras for monitoring.”

The webcam can be viewed at http://stromnesscam.dyndns.org

In addition, the Kirkwall Hotel has a webcam, which takes in a view of the harbour front. Log on to www.kirkwalhotel.com/webcam to watch the ships roll into the town.

Please note, the webcams will be extremely popular today, and this may cause access delays.