The green historical islands in the north form an ideal setting for seven days of inspirational talks, from astronomy’s frontiers to the latest tidal power developments.
An added dimension this year involves foraging, with walks along the shores of
The 17th-century Skaill House is the venue for a traditional afternoon tea to follow a talk on a great Orcadian geologist. A concert in the 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral is one of several events highlighting the Apollo 11 Moon landing anniversary.
Other subjects range from seaweed workshops to deep digitality, greener ferries to the potential of hyperloop travel,