Orkney is made up of more than seventy islands, located at 59 degrees north, with nearly six hundred miles of coastline. The population is around 21,500.

Nestled amidst the wild North Atlantic Ocean, Orkney boasts a rich tapestry of ancient monuments, breathtaking landscapes, and a close-knit community that warmly embraces visitors from all corners of the globe.

Steeped in a mesmerizing history that spans over 5,000 years, Orkney is home to an unparalleled collection of archaeological wonders. Beyond its historical treasures, Orkney showcases awe-inspiring natural landscapes that leave visitors spellbound.

While our islands may be remote, their sporting achievements have been nothing short of remarkable. Despite the challenges of island life, Orkney has cultivated a strong sporting tradition. Our tight-knit community has fostered a love for various athletic endeavours, producing talented individuals who have achieved success on national and international stages.

Orkney's passion for sports shines through in various disciplines. From football and rugby to cricket and athletics, our island community embraces the spirit of competition. Local sporting clubs provide a platform for talent to flourish, and the dedication of coaches and volunteers ensures that young athletes have opportunities to develop their skills.

During Orkney 2025, you'll find an island community that welcomes you with open arms. Join us as we continue to create a vibrant future, embracing our rich heritage while looking forward to the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

You can find out more about exploring Orkney, getting to the island and getting around when there on the Orkney.com official site.

Volunteer at Orkney 2025

Our volunteers are central to the smooth running of Orkney 2025. The Games-time Volunteer Programme is open from 15th January to 12th September 2024. If you'd like to apply, you can do so now.