We had a new look for the Year of Young People. Generous support from the Year of Young People Event Fund gave the programme an added freshness and originality.
The new look started with the chairing and introducing of events, carried out by a group of eight young people, some from Orkney and some from elsewhere in Scotland.
Training for the group was provided by Kristin Linklater, whose teaching of voice production is world-renowned.
Through the help of her and the group, the Festival was given a fresh and lively face.
And we got off to an ideal start with the opening by Year of Young People Ambassadors Lucy Leech and Hope Laing.