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Founded in 1968, Orkney Heritage Society is a charitable body whose objectives are:
  • To stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of Orkney.
  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest.
  • To encourage high standards of architecture and planning in Orkney. 
In furtherance of these objectives the Society organises public lectures, conferences and trips. The Society produces various publications and organises a series of awards. It also provides support to projects consistent with its purposes, participates in various amenity groups and is consulted on planning matters.
 
Following on from our initiative in 2010 The Year o Orkney Dialect, Dialect Scholar Tom Rendall interviewed a range of people on their attitudes to dialect and his work has resulted in a new publication 'Voices aroond the Flow' available with an accompanying CD for just £4.95 from local bookshops or from our online bookshop. This has been made possible by support from Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership.
 
For more details click here.
  
Membership of OHS is open to anyone with an interest in Orkney and its history and brings benefits such as the annual newsletter and reduced costs for publications.
 
walking tour of kirkwall eynhallow trip

 

Scottish Charity Number SC004033