Record attendances for 2013 Festival
The 2013 Festival had record attendances, with over 200 people at some events.
The Family Day was the biggest yet, packed with activities, from marine life to Europe’s Lost World.
There were large attendances at all times of day, and the talk by the historian Dr Maria Pia Casarini on the Orkney-born explorer of the Arctic, John Rae, attracted an audience of over 200 people at 10 am on a Monday morning.
The lunches of local fare at the Peedie Kirk were full of people every day, and the Festival Club at The Reel was a popular evening venue.
Visitors to Orkney for the Festival came from places including Vermont and Arizona in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as from various parts of the UK.
For the Island Ferry Options session the speaker from Australia was brought in live online and the event videostreamed and watched in Australia, the Phillippines and Venezuela.