Orkney International Science Festival Tickets On Sale Now

This year’s festival will  honour Orkney’s great mapmaker, Murdoch MacKenzie, who produced the very first accurate maps of the islands and surrounding waters in the 1740s.

His work lives on in maps today – many of the symbols he used can still be found on modern maps and he surveyed huge stretches of the British coast for the Admiralty.


Sadly, as in the case of the explorer John Rae, his memory has been rather forgotten. John Rae is now getting the recognition he deserves and the Festival this year hopes it can start doing the same for Murdoch MacKenzie.

Tickets are  available from the Science Festival website at

or buy from the Tourist Information Centre beside the Bus Station in Kirkwall.

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