2-8 Sept

2021

Welcome to the Festival! It’s the 31st Festival, with just about everything free. There will be over 80 events, from genetics to geology, and from relativity to renewables. We will have talks and workshops, music and films and discussion. It’s almost all online, with in addition a daily programme of wildlife walks on Orkney’s coasts and hills.

PROGRAMME 2021

ONLINE EVENTS

Music
Talks
Lunchtimes
Year of Coasts and Waters
Exhibitions
Special Events
Workshops
Films
Foraging Fortnight

FESTIVAL

UPDATES

You can browse through events day-by-day from the links alongside, or by categories in the boxes above. Sometimes events may be in more than on category.

Just about every event is online – but there is also a lively and varied programme of daily guided wildlife walks, in small groups in areas with varied wildlife and sometimes spectacular views.

All the online events are free, apart from several workshops where booking is needed and in some cases materials are supplied.

Most of the events will be streamed through our YouTube channel, where you can also find events you’ve missed or watch favourites again, or see other videos we’ve produced.

Some of this year’s events and speakers are featured in our online Frontiers magazine, with more to follow.

And elsewhere on this site, you can find more about our background and past festivals, and about Orkney itself.

PROGRAMME 2021
Thursday 2 September
Friday 3 September
Saturday 4 September
Sunday 5 September
Monday 6 September
Tuesday 7 September
Wednesday 8 September
WALKS IN ORKNEY 2021