There are still many places in Orkney that stay open over the winter season – and the Ness Battery is one of them – but you have to book in advance.
Nowadays you may see people wearing different colours of poppies symbolising the wider effects of war.
On Sunday (today) there will be a guided tour at 11am of the Broch of Gurness, now becoming increasingly popular as a tourist site.
A collaborative public artwork created by adults with learning disabilities, professional artists and local community groups in Orkney will be unveiled on Monday, October 22nd at 2pm.
The concept of this “Bank” is to loan out an instrument for free for 3 months so folk of all ages can try it to see if it suits them.
Final arrangements are now being put in place for this year’s Yule Log competition in Stromness – taking place this Hogmanay from the Pierhead in the town.
A series of events will take place in Orkney to commemorate the ending of the First World War in 1918 – “the war to end all wars”.
The NC Administration students at Orkney College UHI are holding a charity fundraising event on Friday 23rd of November.
Orkney’s second film festival opens on 01 November and will run for 24 days across 25 venues in 16 different islands and parishes.
The Scottish Book Trust (the national charity changing lives through reading and writing) will be delivering a range of events and activities across the Scotland during Book Week Scotland 2018.