The Orkney International Science Festival kicks off Orkney’s autumn festival season.

It’s a sparkling mix of fascinating science from the very frontiers, and the sheer enjoyment of a festival in an island setting. Full of talks, workshops, demonstrations and social gatherings, there's always a packed programme of events for folk to take in.

For more information and to view the full programme, see the official website. The Festival also has a very lively online magazine of science and exploration.