Scavenger Hunt & Childrens Photo Competition

Where: Around Orkney   

When: Sunday 14 May - Sunday 21 May

With: Peedie Pals

Cost: Free. Download form to take part.

Booking required: No

Contact: Peedie Pals - Email: [email protected]

Peedie Pals are running a scavenger hunt & childrens photo competition during Orkney Nature Festival. There are three age categories and full details can be found on the entry form.


Orkney Voices Nature Videos

Where: Orkney Nature Festival Facebook page  

When: Sunday 14 May - Sunday 21 May

With: Orkney Voices

Cost: Free to view

Booking required: No

Contact: Alison Miller - Email: [email protected]

For a look at Orkney nature and a smorgasbord of local language, Orkney Voices have tramped the local hills and shores, written about the nature they've seen, recorded their work in their good Orcadian voices, gathered images and videos and put them together for you to enjoy.


Rewilding: Brodgar Poetry/Sound Walk

Where: Around the Ring of Brodgar and alongthe ring of brodgar the path down to Stenness Loch and back. Alternatively, you can access online.

When: Sunday 14 May - Sunday 21 May

With:  Stephanie Green & Sonja Heyer 

Cost: Free

Booking required: No. Access the recordings and do the walk at a time that suits you.

Contact: Access the recordings and get more information here 

'Rewilding', recordings of a poetry/sound work, celebrates and laments the fate of endangered birds and other species at Brodgar. It is a site specific work best listened to on your own smart phones and your own headphones as you walk around the Ring of Brodgar and down the path to Stenness Loch and back. Download in advance.  Alternatively you can listen online at any time during the festival. 

Poet Stephanie Green and (Sound Artist) Sonja Heyer also include contributions from locals, Ingrid Leonard (Orcadian words) and Lucy Alsop (singer).  

Wildlife at Skara Braeskara brae

Where: Skara Brae   

When: Sunday 14 - Sunday 21 May

With: Historic Environment Scotland

Cost: Usual Skara Brae admission charge applies

Booking required: Book for Skara Brae here

Contact: Skara Brae - Telephone: 01856 841 815

During Orkney Nature Festival week there will be additional information about some of the wildlife that could be seen at Skara Brae 5000 years ago. There will also be a kids I-spy quiz and binoculars will be available to help people spot some of the wildlife that can be seen around the site today.


Craft Exhibition and Selling Display

Where: 15 Victoria Street, Kirkwall                                                      an image of needlecraft flowers

When: 10am - 4pm Monday 15 May - Saturday 20 May

With: Arts a Flutter

Cost: Free to view. Items individually priced.

Booking required: Drop in any time during opening hours

Contact: Catherine Wells - Email: [email protected]

A collection of artists & craftspersons with stalls of their work on a nature theme for sale in the shop. Including rustic embroidery work, glasswork and bespoke miniature teddy bears.


Archive Nature Display

Where: Okney Library & Archive, Kirkwall                                                          

When: During normal Archive opening hours 

With: Orkney Library & Archive

Cost: Free to view

Booking required: No

Contact: Orkney Archive - Email: [email protected] 

A display of nature-themed archive material

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