Yesterday saw the closure of the most northerly Woolworths store in the UK - in Kirkwall.
It's the end of an era for Woolies in Orkney - it had been open here for 50 years. 34 people have lost their jobs - a huge loss for a small community. A sad day indeed - leaving a big hole in the heart of the town. Hopefully someone will take over the vacant space and open a new store there soon - not only creating jobs, but also it's such a large space to be lying empty in the middle of the town.
The barriers in the photo are the Ba barriers - they go up a few days before the Christmas Day Ba and stay up until after the New year's Day Ba.