Events

Discover the real Orkney in a year-round programme of scheduled events across the islands. It's guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

01 - 31
MarOct

New WW1 Display Battle of Jutland & HMS Hampshire

Tuesday, 1 March 10:00 am

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum, Lyness, Hoy

A new permanent exhibition has just been installed at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum as part of Orkney Islands Council WW1 commemorative programme.

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20 - 01
MarNov

The Loft Gallery - 2016 Exhibitors Calendar

Sunday, 20 March 10:00 am

St Margaret's Hope

2016 Exhibitors Calendar

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27 - 31
MarOct

On the North Russian Front an exhibition at Skaill House

Sunday, 27 March 9:30 am

Skaill House, Sandwick

With photographs, documents and memorabilia, this unique exhibition tells the story of HM Scarth (11th Laird of Breckness) and his part in the allied intervention in North Russia (1919).

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27 - 03
MarSep

Orkney Vintage Club Calendar of Events for 2016

Sunday, 27 March 10:30 am

Various

The Club was formed on 23rd November, 1982.

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30 - 10
AprDec

Orkney Arts & Crafts Exhibitions

Saturday, 30 April 10:00 am

Kirkwall Town Hall

From Bonnets to Bags, Creepies to Chairs, Bangle to Bowls - with such an amazing array of products you will be spoilt for choice.

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01 - 07
SepSep

Orkney Science Festival

Thursday, 1 September 12:00 am

Plans for 2016 taking shape

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03
Sep

Bisgeos Run

Saturday, 3 September 10:00 am

Westray

The day begins with a run/walk from the ferry terminal in RAPNESS to the BISGEOS near the NOUP.

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03 - 08
SepSep

Bessie the PlayTalkRead Bus

Saturday, 3 September 10:00 am

The bus will be hosting free storytelling and rhythm sessions and a range of play and activity sessions for children and their mums, dads and carers.

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03
Sep

Following The Fleet - Drifters

Saturday, 3 September 7:15 pm

West Side Cinema

Following the Fleet: Drifters (PG) - a tour of Scotland’s major herring fishing ports with beatboxer and composer Jason Singh performing his live vocal score to John Grierson’s monumental silent film Drifters (1929).

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17
Sep

Embrace Of The Serpent

Saturday, 17 September 7:15 pm

West Side Cinema

Embrace of the Serpent (15) features the encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists.

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25
Sep

Autumn Equinox

Sunday, 25 September 10:00 am

Standing Stones Of Stenness

On Sunday 25th September 2016 at 10am there will be a celebration of the Autumn Equinox at the Standing Stones of Stenness.

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30
Oct

Samhain

Sunday, 30 October 2:00 pm

Standing Stones of Stenness

On Sunday 30th October 2016 at 2pm we meet to mark the ritual of Samhain at the Standing Stones of Stenness.

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18
Dec

Winter Solstice

Sunday, 18 December 2:00 pm

Standing Stones of Stenness

On Sunday 18th December 2016 at 2pm there will be a celebration of the Winter Solstice at the Standing Stones of Stenness.

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