We look forward to announcing our programme for the 2019 season soon. Hoy Heritage Centre events are programmed between April and September but the Hoy Kirk is available as a venue all year. Hoy Heritage Centre is open all year with archive materials to browse.

Hoy story stack project


Johnny Pottinger's scrapbook poster

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Hoy Express webposter



Rackwick Renga



Hoy Sound Hoy Kirk



Tuesday 20 June 2pm St Magnus Festival performance at Hoy Kirk

by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices. Repertoire includes a piece with particular connections to Rackwick, Hoy –  Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Lullaby for Lucy. More details here.


More on the Hoy Max events here.

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The girl on the left looking back at her schoolmates is Jean Nicholson of West End, Neil Leask’s aunt. Neil will be joining us on Friday 16 September at Hoy Kirk to share the photographs, communications and keepsakes he has saved from his Aunt’s house. Neil’s links to Hoy include a connection to the kirk – the small mound of stones next to the kirk was once a croft called Burncroft (sometimes Weeks) where Neil’s family lived. Among the receipts, books, newspaper clippings and photographs, Neil also has a flail from West End, wooden hems for an ox, his aunt’s hat and sweetie boxes and packaging. Expect an absorbing evening. FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2016


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FRIDAY 9 SEPT 2016 anytime around 11am til whenever…Coffee morning at Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre. A chance to meet Sophie and hear about her project. All welcome.


Hoy Kirk welcomes Orkney Rocks! choir FRIDAY 9 SEPT 2016 at 7:30pm – all welcome! Here is a short film about the genesis of the group. Event details here



FRIDAY 2 SEPT 2016 Hoy Kirk welcomes the Orkney International Science Festival. The evening of astral photography. Explore the night sky with Caithness and Black Isle astronomers. Also if it is a clear night we will make the most of the dark skies of Hoy for some stargazing. All this and soup and bannocks to start the evening. Admission free.

Image above: Caithness aurora with Hoy in the distance by Stewart Watt

Friday evening ferry from Stromness 5.45 pm, back from Moaness at 10 pm, details from Orkney Ferries 01856 872044.

Click here to link to the Orkney International Science Festival website.



It’s only natural, if you are into Orkney nature, that you will find your self at Hoy Kirk this Friday. Sadly filmmaker Raymond Besant is unable to join us now but we will have his wonderful films along with Editor Mark Jenkins, Score composer James Watson and RSPB Hoy warden Lee Shields. Also making an appearance…wine, soup, tea and sandwiches and a raffle!

If you are coming from outwith Hoy, catch the 5:45 ferry from Stromness to Moaness (30 mins or so and a lovely journey) operated by Orkney Ferries and you can catch the 10pm ferry back. Soup will be there at the kirk to greet the ferry travellers and the evening itself will kick off at 7pm. FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2016



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Previous events

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