Evening Events

Nature Festival Quiz

Where: Helgi's, Harbour Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1LE

When: Thursday 16 May, 9:30pm

With: Helgi's

Cost: £2

Booking required: Not essential, but recommended

Contact: 01856 879293

Come along and join in a special Nature Festival pub quiz. Extra point for the best team name. £30 cash prize for the winning team. 

To guarantee a table, you can pre-book either for food beforehand and stay on for the quiz, or just for the quiz from 9pm. Call to book or just turn up on the night.


Filming Wildlife - Behind the Scenes with Raymond Besant

Where: King Street Halls, Kirkwall, KW15 1JF 

When: Saturday 11 May, 7:00pm

With: Raymond Besant

Cost: £5

Booking required: Yes

Contact: 07554331138; [email protected]; Eventbrite.com

Professional wildlife cameraman, Raymond Besant, has worked with some of the biggest production companies in the UK and beyond, including the BBC and Channel 4. From wolves at 16,000ft, to hen harriers skydancing right here in Orkney, he has captured some of nature's greatest spectacles.

Come along to this special Nature Festival talk, where Raymond will be giving a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making these incredible films. He will also be showing footage from his recent creation, "Storms", which was shown on BBC Winterwatch.

Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available from the RSPB office in Stromness, or by visiting Eventbrite.com.

You can find out more about Raymond's work by visiting his website: raymondbesant.com.


Orca Watch at Marwick Head

Where: RSPB Marwick Head, Kitchener Memorial car park

When: Friday 17 May, 6-8pm

With: RSPB Scotland and Sea Watch Foundation

Cost: Free

Booking required: No

Contact: 07554331138; [email protected]

Sea Watch Foundation have been running annual orca watches around the north of Scotland since 2011. This year, they are partnering up with RSPB Scotland to look for these magnificent mammals off the coast of Marwick Head on Orkney Mainland.

Come along and lend your eyes to the evening. As well as raising awareness of the plight of the orca, these surveys provide essential data for future conservation projects.

Meet at the Kitchener Memorial car park at 6pm, or join us at the site afterwards. The walk to the watch point is approximately 1km along the coast, so make sure to bring warm clothes and sturdy footwear.

This is a free event and no booking is required. However, you can call 07554331138 or email [email protected] for more information.

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