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Orkney's Parasport Festival returns!

Date: 13 February 2024

Time: 12:00

Series of photos of young people enjoying a range of sports at the 2023 Parasport Festival.

Registration now extended to midday on Monday 19 February

Orkney's Parasport Festival returns on Friday 23 February.

Now in its third year, the event offers children with physical disability, vision impairment, hearing loss or Down Syndrome a huge range of sports and fun activities to try out.

Supported by Scottish Disability Sport, the Pickaquoy Centre, the Inclusive Orkney charity, the Council's Sports and Leisure team, and local sporting club heroes from Orkney Rugby FC, Orkney Athletic and Running Club, Kirkwall Kayak Club and Orkney Amateur Swimming Club, the event takes place at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall between 9:15am and 2:30pm.

Sports Leaders from Stromness Academy will also be helping out on the day.

And there may even be a visit from a visit from Ola the Orca, official mascot of the International Island Games 2025 being held here in Orkney!

This year’s festival will offer:

  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming

Experts will be on hand to help adapt activities to children’s needs.

To find out more, contact OIC's Community Sports Officer Elaine Harcus on

Register before midday on Monday 19 February at

  • Summary:

    Orkney's Parasport Festival returns on Friday 23 February, offering children with physical disability, vision impairment, hearing loss or Down Syndrome the chance to try out a range of sports and fun activities.

  • Category:
    • Leisure and Culture
    • Community
    • Charity
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