Food, Farming & Fishing events
Friday 5th - Sanday Show Day

Check Orkney Ferries special timetable for the Show Day - please consult website or 'phone them direct (see details on 'Where's Sanday?' page) 

Sanday Bus from ferry terminal; 'phone to book on 01857-600-344

Orkney Ferries:

depart Kirkwall 0700 arrive Sanday 0825

depart Kirkwall 0720 arrive Sanday 0845

depart Kirkwall 1010 via Eday 1125 arrive Sanday 1155 

Heritage Centre in Lady Village open 0900-1700

Sanday Agricultural Association's Agricultural & Industrial Show

Showyard open and outside judging begins at 1030

Sideshows open from 1300

Industrial show open inside the Community Hall from 1400

Orkney Ferries

depart Kirkwall 1820 arrive Sanday 1945

depart Sanday 1900 arrive Kirkwall 2025

depart Sanday 2000 arrive Kirkwall 2125

Sanday Show presentation and Grand Show Dance (with the Wood family's Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band) 2100

Saturday 6th - Fishing Day

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 1050 arrive Sanday 1215

depart Sanday 1225 arrive Kirkwall 1350

Start Point Lighthouse visit 0900 (BOOKING ESSENTIAL - 01857-600341) N.B. It will NOT be possible to join this expedition unless you are already on Sanday on Friday night & Saturday.

Heritage Centre in Lady Village open 0900-1700

Sanday Re-Use Centre open 1000-1500

Open Studios - see map for locations

Bill McArthur at Lettan

Dominique Cameron at Sandquoy

Ruth Brough at Millhouse

Sanday Spinners at Little Isegarth 1100-1600 

1200-1600 Open Gardens - see map for locations of a dozen gardens to visit - flowers, trees, and sometime both.

1400-1600 Kirk Heritage: artefacts, documents, and a chance to acquire a CD copy of 'Sanday Church History' by making a donation of £5.00 or more to the RNLI - visit the Cross Kirk

Friendly fishing competitions begin at any time from 1000: Sea-angling and Loch-fishing. Local creel-fishermen and small-boat owners will be joining in. If you are interested, find out more by 'phoning Rod Thorne (Nearhouse) on 01857-600341.

1700 The Fishing weigh-in at Kettletoft - See who caught the biggest mackerel, cuithe, cod.... and the most impressive trout

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1815; arrive Kirkwall 1940

Whisky sampling/tasting with an expert at Belsair: if you'd like to take part in this event, please register your interest in advance with Liz Brown (Mill Cottage) on 01857-600730 as soon as possible, and no later than 31st July. Places will be limited - there will either be one session from 1800-1930, or two hour-long sessions 1800-1900; & 1900-2000.

From 1930: barbecues will be under way between Kettletoft and the Pierhead/weighbridge area... enjoy hot dogs & hamburgers; and try some of the Fresh Fish Fry.

Live Music while you munch.... and prize presentations to the Fisher-folk

Sunday 7th - Sail around the Island - and then join the Food Festival

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0900; arrive Sanday 1045

Heritage Centre at Lady Village open 0900-1700

Sanday Spinners Studio open 1100-1600

1100-1400 - Cruise Sanday in the mv 'Varagen' : listen to local guides who will point out features on land and sea - and enjoy a musical interlude with local band 'Fiddle About' on board.

Places are limited on this cruise and it is ESSENTIAL THAT YOU BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Contact Liz Brown (Mill Cottage) on 01857-600730. Tickets: Adult £8.00; Children £5.00

1430-1700 - A Buffet Feast of Orkney Food - the produce of land and sea. Tickets are limited for this event, too, and it is ESSENTIAL THAT YOU BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. Contact Liz Brown (Mill Cottage) on 01857-600730.

Tickets: Adult £8.00; Children £5.00

SPECIAL COMBINATION TICKETS (covering both these events) are available - Adults £14.00; Children £8.00

The Sanday Soulka Grand Raffle Prize Draw will be made during the feast, at 1630, and awards will be made to the winner & runner-up of the Gardening Club's 'Position a Planter' competition.

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1720; arrive Kirkwall 1905

From 2000, informal music session at Kettletoft Hotel


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