Events

Our 2017 Kirkwall Events leaflet is available to download here –

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Kirkwall City Pipe Band 11:30 pm
Kirkwall City Pipe Band @ Broad Street
Dec 31 2016 @ 11:30 pm – Jan 1 2017 @ 12:30 am
Kirkwall City Pipe Band @ Broad Street
Hogmanay Broad Street Hogmanay Broad Street parade, meeting at the Castle 10.30pm. Parade time 11.30pm.
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The ‘Ba – Boys 10:30 am
The ‘Ba – Boys @ The Merkat Cross
Jan 2 @ 10:30 am
The Ba’ is played every Christmas and New Year’s Day in Kirkwall, Orkney. This traditional game of mass football is played in the streets of the town between the Uppies and the Doonies. For more details about the history of
The ‘Ba – Boys 10:30 am
The ‘Ba – Boys @ The Merkat Cross
Jan 2 @ 10:30 am
The Ba’ is played every Christmas and New Year’s Day in Kirkwall, Orkney. This traditional game of mass football is played in the streets of the town between the Uppies and the Doonies. For more details about the history of
The ‘Ba – Mens 1:00 pm
The ‘Ba – Mens @ The Merkat Cross
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm
The Ba’ is played every Christmas and New Year’s Day in Kirkwall, Orkney. This traditional game of mass football is played in the streets of the town between the Uppies and the Doonies. For more details about the history of
The ‘Ba – Mens 1:00 pm
The ‘Ba – Mens @ The Merkat Cross
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm
The Ba’ is played every Christmas and New Year’s Day in Kirkwall, Orkney. This traditional game of mass football is played in the streets of the town between the Uppies and the Doonies. For more details about the history of
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing 7:30 pm
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
Jan 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orkney Traditional Dance Association Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing. Everyone welcome to dance or listen to the music including visitors to Orkney. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.  
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake 1:30 pm
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WeekDay Workshops on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in   People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by
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OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing 7:30 pm
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orkney Traditional Dance Association Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing. Everyone welcome to dance or listen to the music including visitors to Orkney. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.  
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake 1:30 pm
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Jan 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WeekDay Workshops on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in   People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by
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Saturday Book Club 2:30 pm
Saturday Book Club @ Orkney Library & Archive
Jan 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday Book Club @ Orkney Library & Archive | Scotland | United Kingdom
This is the book up for discussion in January.  Come along for a cuppa and a chat even if you haven’t read the book.  You might want to after you’ve heard all about it.
Live Music – The Braelanders 8:00 pm
Live Music – The Braelanders @ The Royal British Legion
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm
Live music at the Royal British Legion with The Braelanders, from 8pm.
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OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing 7:30 pm
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orkney Traditional Dance Association Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing. Everyone welcome to dance or listen to the music including visitors to Orkney. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.  
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 2:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake 1:30 pm
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WeekDay Workshops on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in   People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 2:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
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Prize Bingo 7:30 pm
Prize Bingo @ Masonic Hall
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
Prize Bingo Kirkwall Masonic Hall Eyes down 7.30pm £1 entry (includes supper)
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Live Music – Liam & Co 8:00 pm
Live Music – Liam & Co @ Royal British Legion
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Live Music at the Royal British Legion with Liam & Co.  From 8pm, entry £6.
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OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing 7:30 pm
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orkney Traditional Dance Association Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing. Everyone welcome to dance or listen to the music including visitors to Orkney. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.  
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 2:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
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Burns Supper 6:30 pm
Burns Supper @ Peedie Kirk Hall
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Burns Supper night at the Peedie Kirk Hall. 6.30pm for 7pm, £10.  Tickets available from Kairds, Kirkwall.
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake 1:30 pm
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
WeekDay Workshops on Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30 with Maggie Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – come and join in   People of all ages are welcome although if you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 2:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
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Orkney Field Club Talk 7:30 pm
Orkney Field Club Talk @ King Street Halls
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Orkney Field Club Talk “A Northwest Passage – Following Richardson, Ross and Rae”. Anne Gascoigne takes us to the Canadian Arctic and finds stormy seas, ice, lichen and a polar bear or 2.
Live Music: Winter Jazz Series: Real Jazz, Real Ale at The Reel 8:00 pm
Live Music: Winter Jazz Series: Real Jazz, Real Ale at The Reel @ The Reel
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Live Music: Winter Jazz Series: Real Jazz, Real Ale at The Reel @ The Reel | Scotland | United Kingdom
Sponsored by Scapa Special Following last year’s popular Jazz nights with ‘The Tony Lee Trio’ at ‘The Reel’, Hazel and Jennifer Wrigley are thrilled to announce the first of a new monthly series of Friday night Jazz ‘Real Jazz Real
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OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing 7:30 pm
OTDA Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing @ St Magnus Centre
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Orkney Traditional Dance Association Old Time, Ceilidh and Country Dancing. Everyone welcome to dance or listen to the music including visitors to Orkney. Under 8’s accompanied by an adult.  
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Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 11:00 am
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral 2:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs tour of St Magnus Cathedral Venue: St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Time: 11am & 2pm Admission: £7.50 Contact: 01856 874894
Live Music – Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink 7:30 pm
Live Music – Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink @ Wrigley and The Reel
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
Live Music - Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink @ Wrigley and The Reel | Scotland | United Kingdom
Cathy and Marcy’s superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin cello banjo, ukulele, steel drum and many other instruments. Over 5,000 shows in performing arts centres, schools, folk festivals, community centres,