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Orkney Islands – West Mainland

Event will take place in Scotland.

Join us at this gathering to celebrate nature in this very special location.

Event information

For Orkney Islands residents

One of our two events in the Orkney Islands is only available to book for Orcadians (that’s people living there) or those already visiting the area. This bookable event will take place in the West Mainland of Orkney.

We will also be hosting a special small-scale event especially for the islanders of North Ronaldsay.

Where will it be?

15 miles from Kirkwall

How long do I need to be there?

Approximately 8 hours

What will I be doing?

Enjoying live music gigs, storytelling workshops, panel talks, free food and finishing with a short walk carrying a Geolight to help us create patterns and images in the landscape.

Event accessibility

Easy walks over relatively flat, grassy areas. The route may be uneven in places and muddy at times.

Please let us know your access needs when you sign up to take part.


Seaweed-eating sheep on North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands

About Orkney

The Orkney Islands off Scotland’s north coast boast 5,000-year-old sites in the UNESCO Heart of Neolithic Orkney, 500 miles of dramatic sea cliffs, coastline and idyllic beaches and the opportunity to see wildlife up close.

North Ronaldsay is the furthest north of the Orkney Islands and is a designated Dark Sky reserve. It’s famous for its seaweed-eating sheep, is a hotspot for rare birds and now houses a bird observatory, as well as the tallest land-based lighthouse in Britain.


Images: Sands of Evie & North Ronaldsay seaweed-eating sheep, Visit Scotland, Paul Tomkins

Become a Lumenator

This is your chance to be part of something truly special, but you can’t just turn up on the day, you do need to book your place in advance. This is important to make sure we manage numbers of people at the events to protect these amazing landscapes.

The exact locations will only be revealed to people who have booked a place to take part. You can book a place for yourself, for you and your family, you and your friends or for an organisation you belong to.

If you have specific questions about participation and accessibility, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Photos do not show the exact locations of the events. To protect these amazing places, the exact locations will only be revealed to the people who have registered to take part. There will be no spectators, but anyone can take part as long as they sign up in advance.

Each event will depend on the confirmation of landowner permissions, approval of event plans and local stakeholder engagement and therefore event locations and dates may be subject to change.