Things to do

Such as wildlife, archaeology and history.

Stromness Pier Head or Broad Street in Kirkwall. A gathering of people to bring in the New Year, all welcome.

Hogmanay, 11.30pm @ Broad Street. Kirkwall City Pipe Band play outdoors to the crowd prior the beginning of another year.

The Kirkwall Ba Game (also spelled ba') is a traditional mens game of mass football with very few rules & is one of the main annual events held in the town of Kirkwall. The two sides are the “Uppies” &...

A trip to Maeshowe is a must at any time of year. It has a significant meaning however during the winter solstice and you can witness how the setting sun enters the Neolithic tomb. For more details go to