Wrecks & Signals events

Friday 8th July

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 1010; arrive Sanday 1155

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

1230 - 1630  The Sanday Experience - an all-inclusive (lunch, presentation, minibus tour & tea) introduction to the island. 'Phone to book on 01857-600-341

1300-1700 Open Gardens - ten Sanday Gardening Club members will have 'Open Gardens' during the afternoon - see map

1400-1800 Open Studio - Bill McArthur at Lettan - see map

1400-1800 Archive films will be on show during the afternoon at the Heritage Centre. These are amateur 'home-made' films, and they will be playing on a continuous basis, so there is no particular start time

1400-1600 Sanday's Girl Guides will be running their popular tea-room at the Heritage Centre for the early-afternoon visitors

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 1640; arrive Sanday 1805 then depart Sanday 1815; arrive Kirkwall 1940 

1930 in the Community Room at the School; Bob Mowat, from the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments, will give a talk about Sanday's Shipwrecks

2030 in the Community Room at the School; a Candlelight Concert by Login's Well, fronted by Frank Keenan. Great traditional tunes and vocals plus original material - BYOB (glasses supplied). Tickets (£3.00, includes a complimentary drink and nibbles) may be booked in advance from Liz Brown on 01857-600730.

Saturday 9th July

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0740; arrive Sanday 0905

0930 Lighthouse outing (booking essential - phone 01857-600341)

1000-1500 Sanday Development Trust's re-use centre at Kettletoft open

1000-1700 Heritage Centre open

1100-1300 Kirkwall City Pipe Band Piping & Drumming workshops at the School; call in to have a go.

1100-1600 Sanday Spinners Studio open

1300 Lunchtime talk at Belsair by Frank Bardgett:  'Rev. Matthew Armour and the 19th-Century struggle in Sanday between the crofting 'masses' and the landlord 'classes'

1300-1600 Open Studios: Ruth Brough (Millhouse), Dominique Cameron (Sandquoy) and Bill McArthur (Lettan) - all in the north end - see map.

1300-1700 Open Gardens - ten Sanday Gardening Club members will have 'Open Gardens' during the afternoon - see map

1415-1600 Garside Model Railway c. 1962 at Sandgarth (close to Millhouse)

1415-1600 Kirk Heritage artefacts on show and Kirk Trail maps available at the Cross Kirk

1400 at Colligarth Farm: Agricultural Association Show preparation demonstrations by Bryan Taylor (poultry), Carl Wood (cattle), Kelly Brown (horses) and Davie Summers (sheep)

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 1640; arrive Sanday 1805

1930 on lower playground at School: parade & march by Kirkwall City Pipe Band

2000 for 2030 in Community Hall: Evening concert by Kirkwall City Pipe Band, followed by a licensed dance with the Skelpit Lugs Ceilidh Band from Stirling. Tickets (£5.00 & £3.00) in advance from Liz Brown (01857-600730).

Sunday 10th July 

Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0900; arrive Sanday 1045

0930  Tour of some of the buildings of the second World War RAF Whalehead Radar Station ('Phone to book on 01857-600341)

1000-1700 Heritage Centre open

1100-1600 Sanday Spinners Open Studio

1100-1600 Open Studio - Caz Dixon at Kirkha'

1130-1230 Cross Kirk - service led by Frank Bardgett

1300 at Belsair: Lunchtime talk about RAF Whalehead from Sanday man Billy Skea

1445  at School: Kirkwall City Pipe Band

1500 at School: Sanday Soulka Seven K Sprint - a fun-run/walk/cycle run by the staff of the Fitness Suite - all proceeds to the Sanday Lifeboat Guild for funds supporting the RNLI. Entry fee £4.00/£2.00

from 1500 Sanday Soulka Balloon Race

from 1500 Skelpit Lugs

from 1600 Refreshments, provided by the Lifeboat Guild

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1720; arrive Kirkwall 1905


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