The Festival often opens with a lunch of Orkney food, to follow the opening talk.
The 17th-century mansion close by Skara Brae is the venue for the late Sunday afternoon of the Festival. Built in the 1620s by Bishop George Graham, Skaill House has been cared for and enhanced by its owners over the centuries.
Among the highlights of the Festival are the lunches in the Peedie Kirk Hall. It’s an opportunity to enjoy local food, look at works by local artists, and enjoy a chat with friends…
The Reel on Broad Street is the venue for the Festival Club and it is really an atmospheric setting at any time of day. In fact, it is probably the nearest that Orkney gets to the atmosphere of a Viennese coffeehouse. There are interesting items around, with musical instruments and music
Judith Glue's Real Food Cafe in Broad Street, situated across from the Cathedral, is open in the evening as well as through the day throughout the Festival and provides a good option for somewhere to eat when you've just enjoyed a talk and want to take the opportunity of a meal before
Food at the Festival Part of the enjoyment of the Festival is the opportunities that it provides to sample Orkney food. Several events are rounded off with food and drink. On the Sunday afternoon at Skaill House, talks in the drawing room upstairs are followed by tea in the dining