Sanday Soulka 2019



The all important dates for our Soulka Weekends for 2019 are:

May 24th-26th

June 28th-30th

August 2nd-4th

November (date to be confirmed)


Our 3rd weekend of the year is fast approaching. It, once again, promises to be one of the busiest weekends in Sandays calendar.


Sanday Agricultural Association hold their Annual Agricultural and Industrial Shows. Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry and Dogs will all be judged out on the showground whilst Clootie Dumplings, Sewing, Photographs and lots more will be judged in the Community Hall. There will be lots of other things to see and do outside - vintage tractor display, new tractors and machinery, stalls, hot food, bar and more. The trophy presentation and a ceilidh dance to Papays 'Poor Mans Corner' finshes off a very busy day for lots of folk.


On Saturday Sea-anglers will set off at 10am for a days competition at sea. Landlubbers can join in the sandcastle building/beach art activities. There will also be a crabbing competition, the fishing weigh-in, BBQ's, Home Brew and Homemade Wine competition, Street Strip-the-Willow and live music by Bad Apple in the Kettletoft Hotel.


Orkney Rocks Choir head out on Sunday for a workshop in the morning and a concert later on. Jac & Co will feed the hungry with a superb Orkney Feast which promises to leave everyone full to the brim with fresh local meat, vegetables and lots more local Sanday and Orkney produce. And of course, it wouldn't be a Soulka weekend without an amazing raffle.....

We also have a small treasure hunt running throughout the summer. Pick up forms from the Heritage Centre

There are many many other things to go to, see and do including many Studios, Galleries & Craft Hub, Hostelries & Shops, Pool & Heritage Centre along with our many, many beautiful beaches.


Please check out our Facebook page for the latest up to date info


See the Food Farming & Fishing page on the left hand menu to see a copy of the flyer




Soulka..... the meaning :

A word recorded by Jakob Jakobsen, the Faroese scholar who visited Orkney to collect words over a hundred years ago. It is listed in Gregor Lamb’s book ‘Hid kam intae words’, where the meaning is given as ‘the circle of the horizon as far as can be seen’. We have extended this meaning to include our cultural as well as geographical horizon.



The Soulka Man - created by W McArthur






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