Events

Our 2017 Kirkwall Events leaflet is available to download here –

 Kirkwall Events 2017 PDF

 

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Exhibition – Sails in St Magnus @ St Magnus Cathedral
Exhibition – Sails in St Magnus @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 7 all-day
Sails in St Magnus During this anniversary year Sails in St Magnus will be presented  in the Cathedral from Easter Sunday through to Christmas 2017. Originally created for the St Magnus International Festival in 1993, the 14 painted sails represent Earl
Exhibition: Conversations with Magic Stones @ Orkney Museum
Exhibition: Conversations with Magic Stones @ Orkney Museum
Sep 7 all-day
The summer exhibition at the Orkney Museum is ‘Conversations with Magic Stones’, 16th June – 30th September. This looks at stone tools from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age and the peop0le who collected them in the past.
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11:00 am Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 7 @ 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
1:30 pm Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Spin Knit Crochet or Sew – For Arts Sake @ For Arts Sake
Sep 7 @ 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
2:00 pm OISF – TALK – CAN TECHNOLOGY SAVE OUR SEAS? @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – CAN TECHNOLOGY SAVE OUR SEAS? @ King Street Halls
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - TALK - CAN TECHNOLOGY SAVE OUR SEAS? @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
The fishing industry has seen stocks in decline and jobs lost. But, says marine scientist Eric McVicar, a former fisherman, there are solutions. Approaches tried in Norway, Iceland and the Faroes show how stocks can be regenerated and jobs increased.
2:00 pm Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Upstairs Tour St Magnus Cathedral @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 7 @ 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
3:30 pm OISF – TALK – TWA SPAN LANG: TALES OF SCOTTISH BRIDGES @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – TWA SPAN LANG: TALES OF SCOTTISH BRIDGES @ King Street Halls
Sep 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - TALK - TWA SPAN LANG: TALES OF SCOTTISH BRIDGES @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Prof. Iain MacLeod of Strathclyde University highlights the engineering skills behind the new Queensferry Crossing, and looks back at past challenges and differing outcomes – from the great Telford bridge at Craigellachie to the old Tay rail bridge’s terrible failure.
5:15 pm OISF – TALK – BRINGING A LANTHORN, WITH PICTURES ON GLASS @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – BRINGING A LANTHORN, WITH PICTURES ON GLASS @ King Street Halls
Sep 7 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
OISF - TALK - BRINGING A LANTHORN, WITH PICTURES ON GLASS @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Magic lanterns originally used hand-drawn slides, and demand grew when photographic images on glass became available. Prof. Tom Stevenson explains how the images were formed, and Winnie Stevenson shows the system in action, with classic photographs from Orkney Library Archive
7:30 pm OISF – TALK – SHIELDAIG, SMOO, AND HELMSDALE TOO @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – SHIELDAIG, SMOO, AND HELMSDALE TOO @ King Street Halls
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
OISF - TALK - SHIELDAIG, SMOO, AND HELMSDALE TOO @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Charles Tait takes to the road on the North Coast 500, with stories and photos of the spectacular scenery along the way – the rocks, the lochs, the brochs and the wildlife, and a song from Andy Munro.
9:00 pm OISF – Festival Club Evening @ The Reel @ The Reel
OISF – Festival Club Evening @ The Reel @ The Reel
Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
OISF - Festival Club Evening @ The Reel @ The Reel | Scotland | United Kingdom
Meet up with festival go-ers in The Reel for some tunes and chat.
9:00 pm OISF – TALK – FLEEAN AROOND THE ISLES @ King Street Halls
OISF – TALK – FLEEAN AROOND THE ISLES @ King Street Halls
Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
OISF - TALK - FLEEAN AROOND THE ISLES @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Dr Tom Rendall looks at the impact over 50 years of Loganair’s North Isles Air Service and is joined by some of the people whose lives it affected. Recollections and memories from those who ran the service are interspersed with