Core sponsors

We’re delighted with the strong support that we get from businesses and organisations across the whole community, within Orkney and further afield.

This year we have had a tremendous boost, with a series of new sponsors coming to make it possible for us to turn some dreams into reality and make this year’s festival even more special. We will be making an announcement very soon and highlighting them here as Gold Sponsors, joining the range of organisations who make the whole festival possible, starting with the Core Sponsors below.

Orkney Islands Council has been a core supporter of the Festival since its very first days in 1991. The Council provides funding and support in many ways, with staff in various departments making a big effort to help with schools links, licensing arrangements, street closures, publicity, communication links, Family Day activities – in fact just about every department of the Council is involved, coming up with support, ideas and solutions.

The Scottish Government has a strong commitment to promoting science and technology, and provides support for many initiatives communicating and highlighting these areas to the wider community. It has supported the Festival for many years, making it possible to develop specific areas for the longer term, from school activities and the Family Day to core development.

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events by securing and supporting an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events. It provides funding opportunities and access to resources and information to develop the industry. EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation, alongside Business Events and Development Teams. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit or follow Twitter @EventScotNews and LinkedIn

Gold sponsors

We have had a tremendous boost this year from a range of new sponsors and will be announcing full details here and elsewhere shortly. We are very much looking forward to doing this and highlighting their background and support.

Silver sponsors

e-availability and Lanetech is an online booking provider whose systems are used for everything from hotel and self-catering bookings to doctors’ appointments and training course enrolments. The company, based in Forres, provides services across the UK.

The Institute of Physics promotes physics to all. Its membership ranges from students through qualified professionals in all disciplines to the still interested and involved retired community. It aims to be a place where any physicist or person interested in physics can come to find something to interest and amaze them, and to form positive connections with others who share their fascination.

Loganair, Scotland’s airline, serves over 40 routes across the UK, Ireland and Norway, in addition to the lifeline air service to the North Isles of Orkney with its Britten-Norman Islander aircraft. New interline arrangements have been agreed with some of the world’s leading airlines to further enhance connectivity for air travellers.

Bronze sponsors

The Orkney Creamery at Crantit Dairy produces milk and Orkney Ice Cream, with flavours ranging from vanilla, strawberry and raspberry to toffee swirl, apple crumble, and Orkney fudge and marmalade cheesecake.

Festival events 2023


September 5 → 10:00 am11:00 am


September 5 → 11:30 am12:30 pm


September 5 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm


September 5 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm


September 5 → 5:15 pm6:15 pm


September 5 → 5:15 pm6:15 pm