Nobel Prizewinner Peter Higgs will be one of the speakers in this year’s Festival, in conversation with a fellow physicist, Frank Close. Professor Close is an author of a number of science books and […]
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.
For the Island Ferry Options session […]
A MEMORIAL SERVICE AND TRIBUTE to the late Professor Archie Roy was held in Glasgow University Chapel on Thursday 14 March.
Archie Roy, who died on December 27th last year, was one of the great […]
Our first Honorary Life Member, Thora Bain, died on 22 September, at the age of 95. Thora was one of the greats – a mine of information on Orkney, with a keen interest in […]
All records were broken for audience numbers in this year’s Festival, when ended on Wednesday 12 September. Many events were completely sold out. Whether it was 10 in the morning or 9 at night, […]
The Sunday evening concert featuring the Mayfield Singers and organist George McPhee with guests is always a highlight, and last year it included the premiere of a new piece of music and the first […]
There’s an opportunity right after the Festival for further enjoyment, in the unique setting of the town of Stromness.
Stromness Spirit of the Sea is a new three-day event developed to celebrate the town’s long […]
Over 3000 students from 62 schools attended this year’s Slovenian Science Festival, to enjoy topics ranging from the frontiers of medicine to the exploration of space.
The Festival – now in its 18th year – […]
A NEW DANCE WAS LAUNCHED at the Festival to honour one of the greatest Scots of all time – who has had all too little recognition in his own land.
James Clerk Maxwell is to […]
A courtroom format in Orkney this week will tackle the question of climate change.
For many months the debate has raged in newspaper columns and internet blogs – Is the climate really changing? And are […]