The Orkney Nature Festival has been running annually since 2013, and has given thousands of people the opportunity to enjoy - and be inspired by - the magnificent Orcadian wildlife. Events have included cruises around some of the largest cliffs in Britain, nature photography classes with local experts, guided walks amongst choruses of birdsong, and much more.
Reaching more and more people every year, the week-long celebration has quickly become a fixture in Orkney's bustling calendar of festivals. This year, we aim to have more ways to get involved than ever before, so keep checking back to find out what's coming up.
The Nature Festival is collaborative project organised by the local RSPB Scotland team on behalf of partners around Orkney, including businesses, community groups and individual volunteers. Join us in celebrating and sharing wild Orkney.
Orkney Nature Festival 2018
Monday 14 - Sunday 20 May
To get an idea of what activities are on offer this year, visit our 2018 Programme page. Or if you have a specific interest, click on the links below to find out more.
- Arts, Crafts and Photography
- Boat Cruises
- Guided Tours: Walking, Cycling and Driving
- Water Activities
- Everything Else
We are also hosting a launch event at the Kirkwall and St Ola Community Hall on Saturday 12th May. Drop in between 2 - 4pm to have a chat with some of the organisers, find out more about the Nature Festival and book onto any events. There will also be arts and craft activities, and a screening of RSPB Scotland's "Discover Wild Orkney" films.