Culture

Orkney Doors Open 2021 18th/19th September

Doors Open is an opportunity for the public to visit buildings that might not normally be open to them, to look behind the scenes or to just see another side of an organisation or group locally.

Doors Open Days is run in conjunction with the Scottish Civic Trust. and last year due to lockdown it was online. This year, 2021, there is a mix of online and in person activities.

Up and down the country there are events and here in Orkney there’s a long list of participants: Click on this link: Orkney Doors Open

Places you can visit

Barony Mill

Sunday 19th September – 11am until 5pm and Humes @ Barony Mill – Sunday 19th September – 11am until 5pm

Barony Mill will be giving free mill tours on Sunday 19th September as part of Scottish Civic Trust Doors Open from 11am until 5pm. (Last tour at 3.30)Humes Quality Artisan Foods will be with us in the shop with a range of their products for sale alongside our own: https://www.facebook.com/HumesofOrkneyhttps://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/places/orkney/barony-mill/

Kirbuster Museum
September & October: Wed – Sun
Wed – Sat: 10.00-12.00, 14.00-17.00
Sun: 14.00 – 17.00

Kirbuster Museum is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe. The house has a central hearth, complete with peat fire, and a stone neuk bed reminiscent of the Neolithic interiors that can be seen at sites such as Skara Brae, Orkney.

The Orkney Folklore & Story telling Centre

September 17th, 18th and 19th 2021
2pm – 5pm Island Fireside Story Afternoons
The Folk O’Hill And Mound’ – Island Harvest Tales and Traditions

A Centre of Heritage Tourism where visitors to Orkney and the local community can experience traditional oral heritage events and presentations like Peatfire Tales Of Orkney Storytelling evenings & Island Fireside afternoons of Orkney social customs that combines island legend & lore with traditional music, song and dance.

Solisquoy Printmakers

Soulisquoy Printmakers Saturday, 18 September 2021 – 11am-3.30pm

Soulisquoy Printmakers Ltd is a professional organisation committed to creating printmaking facilities in Orkney for artists and the wider community. For Doors Open Days 2021 you can join us for a drop-in event with family friendly printmaking activities and demonstrations. 

Orkney Museum

Orkney Museum Saturday 18th September- 11:00 and 14:00.

The Orkney Museum in Kirkwall tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day.

The John Rae Society

The John Rae Society Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September – 10am – 5pm each day

The Hall of Clestrain in Orkney is the birthplace of the Victorian Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae, who, amongst his many achievements, found the fate of the Franklin expedition and the final part of the North West Passage. 

Digital Events

Orkney News Ltd Live Stream & About Videos

The Orkney News is not for profit, free to view media based in Orkney. It reports on factual news, reviews and the diverse range of opinions to be found in our community. The Orkney News has a website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel. It welcomes contributions from its readers.

Orkney Library & Archive Archive Harvest – Video of photos and sound archives.

Deerness Distillery 3D Video Tour

Kirbuster Museum Digital Gallery / Video

Barony Mill Digital Tour & Cooking

Island Retreats Video & Live Gallery

Pier Arts Centre

The Pier Arts Centre Orkney and the Artist Webinar – Sat 18th Sept at 11am https://www.pierartscentre.com/events/18/9/2021/orkney-and-the-artist-online-lecture

The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner (1904 – 2005). 

For all events wherever you are click on this link: Doors Open Days Scotland

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