There are several special occasions in the Festival that are parts of a true Orkney experience.
On Broad Street in Kirkwall, in front of St Magnus Cathedral, on the Saturday afternoon there’s the Vintage Rally, where you can see cars and engines and tractors covering the best part of a century of Orkney history, restored by the kind of skills and dedication that are part of an island way of life.
That same evening there’s the sight and sound of the pipes and drums there on the street, with Kirkwall City Pipe Band on their final parade of the season.
The following morning there’s the Sunday service in St Magnus Cathedral, with the sound of the choir and the organ rising up through the building, and the sight of the pillars and stonework. The service is shaped around a Festival theme, with all visitors warmly welcome.