Sanday Soulka - Sand, Selkies & the Scadman's Skull

2 - 4 Sep 2011, Sanday

PLEASE NOTE: This event has now finished

Among those invited for this weekend are:

Professor R.J. (Sam) Berry, author of 'The Natural History of Orkney', 'Islands', and research on the evolution and inheritance of island species.

Callan Duck, Seal specialist from the Sea Mammal Research Unit of St. Andrews' University
Eric Meek, the RSPB's Bird Man in Orkney

Alastair Skene, Orkney's most knowledgeable marine shell expert

John Crossley (one-time Sanday resident, now a freelance wildlife/farming consultant based on Orkney mainland), specialist on bees and wild flowers

Jenny Taylor, founder and co-ordinator of the Orkney Woodland Project

The timetable for the weekend's talks and outings has not yet been finalised


Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 1010; arrive Sanday 1155

and depart Kirkwall 1640; arrive Sanday 1805

Sanday Bus from ferry terminal; 'phone to book on 01857-600-344

1230 - 1630 The Sanday Experience - an all-inclusive (lunch, presentation, minibus tour & tea) introduction to the island. 'Phone to book on 01857-600-769/331

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1815; arrive Kirkwall 1940

Open Studios -

Opportunities for evening meal at local hostelries


Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0740; arrive Sanday 0905

and depart Kirkwall 1640; arrive Sanday 1805

Open Studios -

Opportunities for lunch at local hostelries

1730 Opportunities for a meal at local hostelries

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1815; arrive Kirkwall 1940

Sanday Sports' Club's Old v. Young Football and Netball matches will be played after the arrival of the evening Ferry.

Evening - The Sports' Club Presentations and Dance make the final Saturday night fling for the Sanday Soulka. Dance to the brand-new all-star supergroup-band Alpha Dixie


Orkney Ferries depart Kirkwall 0900; arrive Sanday 1045

0900 - c. 1030 Lighthouse visit ('Phone to book on 01857-600-341

Open Studios -

Opportunities for lunch at local hostelries

Orkney Ferries depart Sanday 1720; arrive Kirkwall 1905






2 - 4 Sep 2011

Heritage, Sport and Outdoor



Sanday KW17


Roderick Thorne

Organiser Email address


This event is part of the following festivals:

Event Date      
Event: Sanday Soulka - Folk and Folklore 22 Apr 2011 - 4 Sep 2011 Sanday Funded

Sanday is celebrating 2011 – year of Scotland’s Islands – by creating six special monthly long weekends. Each weekend has a theme, and while many of the events are related to that theme, there will be some others that are consistent throughout – Open Studios, informal music sessions, dances or concerts.
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Food and Drink, Heritage, Music, Performing Arts, Sport and Outdoor


Scotland’s Islands - the events, exhibitions and activities happening all year round.

We list every event we hear of, large and small, taking place on the islands of Scotland or taking place elsewhere and relating to Scotland's Islands. They provide a unique opportunity to savour the diversity and excitement of island life. Check our our facebook page for general updates too -  

There has never been a better time for you to visit Scotland's Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to get close to dramatic wild-life, learn about our heritage, participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy our music, food and drink.

All this on some of our 99 inhabited islands large and small (and many more uninhabited) accessible by sea and air in six regions: Argyll & Bute, Highland, North Ayrshire, Orkney, Outer Hebrides and Shetland.



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