The Festival is an opportunity to enjoy Orkney food and drink, at events ranging from Peedie Kirk lunches to Skaill House teas, or at home watching online.
At the Peedie Kirk lunches you can enjoy Orkney fare, meet up with friends, and make new acquaintances. There’s also the One O’Clock Toast to a notable Orcadian. The 17th-century Skaill House is the venue for a Sunday afternoon talk upstairs in the drawing room, and then a themed tea in the dining room downstairs.
And if at home, you can make your own Orkney lunch as well – we have full guidance in a special leaflet which you can download here. You can choose between many Peedie Kirk lunch recipes from home-made soups to Orkney beremeal bread, bare bannocks and delicious pâtés and savouries.
You can also enjoy recipes for a virtual afternoon tea at Skaill House, downloadable here, with recipes for Orkney canapés and for baking hazelnut biscuits with cream crowdie.
A longstanding collaboration with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling provides speakers from the industry on a range of topics from the nature of yeast to the analysis of products from the stills.