Writing Competition

Science Fiction – Science Fact –  Science Future

Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories at the Orkney International Science Festival, with The George Mackay Brown Fellowship Wirdsmit writing group and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) – guest judge Ken MacLeod.

Are you a fan of science fiction?

Do you love gadgets and new ideas?

Energise your imagination and get creative with the Orkney International Science Festival. To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories we are using the power of creativity to imagine the future, and with a little help from the renewable energy experts at EMEC, we’re launching an exciting science fiction creative writing competition.

Orbital O2 Power Generation (Credit Orbital Marine)


We have a rich and varied programme for schools – two programmes indeed, one for primary and one for secondary. It’s thanks to the many organisations and individuals who have kindly provided funding for the various activities to come to Orkney and visit schools with no charge.

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