They really are special! There’s a science show with a wizard from Kansas and four cowboys, and the story of Tombstone, Arizona, with the gunfight at the OK Corral … and its microscopical scientific society, and remarkable events elsewhere in art and physics that were going on at the time.
There’s a Tattie Tasting: can rock dust make a difference to their flavour? That’s what they thought in Orkney in 1845 after the eruption of an Icelandic volcano. But we’ll also hear of how another earlier volcano changed the life of Robert Burns.
There’s a Friday evening in Hoy, crossing on the passenger ferry to hear stories from Barra and Shetland, with a light supper as well. A Saturday afternoon on Broad Street in front of St Magnus Cathedral with the beautifully restored cars and engines of Orkney Vintage Club. A Saturday evening there with the sound of the pipes and drums of Kirkwall City Pipe Band. And an opportunity to join the Sunday morning service in the Cathedral, with the light coming in through the stained glass windows and the sound of the choir rising up through the building.