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Orkney is a group of around 70 islands, situated off the northern coast of Scotland. The festival’s base is in Stromness, in Orkney’s West Mainland. More than half of all events take place here, while other venues and locations vary year to year.

Some of our most frequently used venues are in the interactive map above. It zooms right to street level, to help you find your way around.

We’d recommend using’s comprehensive travel guide to plan your journey here. There there are a range of options including daily flights and ferry connections. The ferries connect with rail and bus links to major Scottish cities so you don’t need to bring a car.

If you’re not sure where to start, local business Scapa Travel would be happy to help you plan your trip.