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Orkney and North Ronaldsay event announcement

Orkney (mainland & North Ronaldsay) will host two special events for Orcadians.

Local residents in Orkney are invited to become Lumenators in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of this interactive work of art. Lumenators will gather at dusk to form shapes central to local folklore and mythologies.

We are also inviting residents of the small island of North Ronaldsay (by invite only) to participate in this unique event, creating images of astronomical symbols and constellations which will celebrate the island’s Dark Sky Award.

To register your place, click here.


“North Ronaldsay is thrilled to be involved in this innovative project working with light and place.  Our event will take place on nearly our first-year anniversary of being awarded the designation of a Dark Skies Island from the International Dark Skies Association which honours our dark nights.  The use of light art is very apt, as the darkness here makes light so much more intense, be it the stars of the milky way flowing over our heads, the merry dancers in the north or the beams from the Denishead lighthouse raking across our tiny low-lying island.”

John Scott, Chair North Ronaldsay Trust
Chair of North Ronaldsay Trust
A field overlooking water

Photo: Salt Knowe, Visit Scotland, Paul Tomkins