• St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

Festivals

We enjoy a good festival in Orkney. It’s a chance for the community to come together, while welcoming visitors who share a common interest.

Our busy annual festival programme includes the prestigious St Magnus International Festival – Orkney’s midsummer celebration of the arts – and the hugely popular folk music, science and storytelling festivals. There are also events covering wine, beer, gin, jazz and rock music, to name but a few, and even a festival devoted to North Ronaldsay’s famous seaweed eating sheep!

Win a Three-Night Break to Orkney

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.