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.

31
Jan

Imbolc Ceremony

Sunday, 31 January 2:00 pm

Standing Stones of Stenness

The Imbolc ceremony marks the point in the year when we celebrate the first signs of spring becoming visible – although still cold, the light is clearly returning.

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06 - 27
FebFeb

The Secrets of the Sea: Underwater Archaeology Around Orkney

Saturday, 6 February 10:30 am

Kirkwall

Get a glimpse of Orkney’s hidden heritage at a special exhibition at the Orkney Museum.

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06
Feb

The Dark Horse (15)

Saturday, 6 February 7:15 pm

West Side Cinema

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start £5 / £3 under 16 on the door

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13 - 20
FebFeb

We Are Our Journey

Saturday, 13 February 10:30 am

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

An exhibition showing developmental work by Norna Sinclair, Orkney College`s Fine Art Textile third year undergraduate student.

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27 - 30
FebJan

Farmers Market

Saturday, 27 February 10:00 am

Masonic Hall

Fresh Local Produce & Farmers Market

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05
Mar

The Lobster (15)

Saturday, 5 March 7:15 pm

West Side Cinema

Somewhere in the near future, single people face a choice: Join a program to find a mate in forty-five days or be transformed into an animal.

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20
Mar

Spring Equinox

Sunday, 20 March 10:00 am

Ring Of Brodgar

The Spring Equinox ceremony marks the point in the year when the time of the light and the time of the dark in each day is equal.

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22 - 24
AprApr

Jazz Festival

Friday, 22 April 12:00 am

Stromness Hotel

A weekend of traditional jazz with players from around the UK and a sprinkling of local talent to ensure a true Orcadian flavour.

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22 - 12
AprJun

Poppies: 'Weeping Window'

Friday, 22 April 12:00 am

Kirkwall

Thousands of ceramic poppies will go on display at Orkney’s iconic St Magnus Cathedral later this year as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Jutland.

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16 - 22
MayMay

Orkney Nature Festival returns for 2016

Monday, 16 May 12:00 am

The county’s fourth annual Nature Festival will run from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May.

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31
May

Battle of Jutland Centenary Anniversary

Tuesday, 31 May 12:00 am

Kirkwall and Lyness

Plans to commemorate the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of the First World War - 31 May 2015

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03
Jul

St Magnus Marathon

Sunday, 3 July 10:00 am

The Birsay Community Association welcomes you to the inaugural St. Magnus Marathon.

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25 - 28
JulJul

Orkney Traditional Music Project 2016

Monday, 25 July 9:00 am

Visiting and Local Tutors. Learn new tunes and different styles of playing.

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11
Aug

Dounby Show Day

Thursday, 11 August 12:00 am

West Mainland Agricultural Show Park

Dounby Show Something for everyone.

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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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