The Orkney Nature Festival will return in 2024 with a weekend of events, taking place between 16 and 19 May.

Since the festival began in 2013, thousands of people have enjoyed over 170 different events in islands across Orkney. This celebration of the county’s unique natural heritage and wildlife is coordinated by the local RSPB Scotland team and features nature-themed events organised and run by local groups, businesses, and individuals. Organisations involved in developing the upcoming festival include Orkney Field Club, Historic Environment Scotland, and the Orkney Native Wildlife Project.

For 2024, a packed programme will be officially announced in the coming months, but last year it saw everything from snorkelling to storytelling, rockpooling to rambling.

You can find out more on the official website and you can also find the festival on Facebook.