Things to do

Seals are known in Orkney as selkies. The islands of Orkney is recognised as an internationally important breeding site for the two main species of seals in the UK – the grey & the common ( also known as harbour)...

Some fabulous musicians have come to Orkney to play at this festival. The organising committee excel in putting this event together. Local talent plus invited artists perform over the weekend in various venues in and around Stromness. www.orkneyblues.co.uk

Lots of challenging ideas and lively activities that help us to link science and everyday life . The festival is for everyone and cover areas from astronomy to archeology and includes demonstrations, talks, field trips and visits. There are also...

The first week in August is show week. Different areas hold their agricultural shows – the finalists from each all going through to the larger County Show. The shows area a great day out with something of interest for all...

Annual rally with owners of vintage vehicles coming together for the Orkney Vintage Club's 32nd annual rally. A fascinating selection and display of private, commercial and agricultural vehicles , including cars, tractors, stationary engines, motor cycles, farm implements and machinery.