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Culture in Orkney

Orkney's rich and varied culture attracts thousands of visitors a year.

In addition to our fabulous award-winning galleries and museums, there's also a packed programme of local festivals with internationally acclaimed music, art, lectures and performances on offer throughout the year. Our new Orkney Theatre hosts drama productions and performances, and our network of community halls across the islands also play their part. We also have some uniquely Orcadian cultural spectacles, including the Christmas and New Year's Day Ba' games and the Festival of the Horse in August. Use the links below to find out more about some Orkney's main events and cultural celebrations.