The Orkney Nature Festival will return in 2023 with a week of events, taking place between 14 and 21 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 2023, a packed programme will be officially announced in April, but last year it saw everything from snorkelling to storytelling, rockpooling to rambling.

The NorthLink Ferries Nature Cruise is back for the first time since 2019 too, with a circumnavigation of Hoy planned, weather permitting.

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