A self organised unconference for anyone with an interest in services in islands, wherever they may be (including the big one with Cardiff, Edinburgh, and London on it); and for anyone with connections to islands, however tenuous. Also (in May 2012 and May 2015), an opportunity for visitors to Orkney to see puffins!

IslandGovCamp #IsleGC15 : Saturday and Sunday 30-31 May 2015
Kirkwall Grammar School, Orkney (and online)

(There will also be an island visit, and/or bus tour in Orkney on Friday 29 May 2015, for govcampers travelling to Orkney who can arrive a day or 2 early.)

Thursday 24 May 2012

Finalised IsleGC12 schedule and remote attendance info

Hello all attendees, both remote and in person!

We are almost there, and with that we have a finalised schedule for the IslandGovCamp weekend (see below). On here you can see the times and places you need to be along with any vital extra info.

Tomorrow, we will be sending out an email to remote attendees with specifics on how the broadcasting and remote discussion will be structured (e.g. which twitter hashtags to follow, where to get admin info, when streaming links will appear, etc), along with suggestions for facilitating interaction in the IslandGovCamp sessions (In person attendees will be given all this information when they arrive at Orkney College on Saturday).

In the meantime, keep an eye on #IslandGovCamp and @IslandGovCamp on Twitter and posts on this blog for administrative updates, and get ready for an exciting weekend!

#IsleGC12 Finalised Schedule

Friday 25 May

Tour of Orkney mainland by public transport (X1 tour)
0845 Kirkwall Travel Centre
For 0900 assembly, and 0910 X1 dep KTC

0925 Tormiston Mill
For 1000 Guided tour of Maeshowe.
1050 X1 dep Tormiston Mill (next bus1150; arr Stromness 1205)

1105 Stromness arr Travel Centre, and guided tour of Stromness by Fran Flett Hollinrake
1215 Lunch and free time
1340 X1 dep Stromness (next bus 1440, arr Kirkwall 1510)

1410 Kirkwall arr Travel Centre
1420 Tour of St Magnus Cathedral by Fran Flett Hollinrake. Toilets available.
1500 Coffee and free time

1610 Kirkwall Travel Centre
for 1615 X1 dep Kirkwall Travel Centre (next bus 1715, arr Lamb Holm 1730)

1630 Lamb Holm Walk to Italian Chapel. No toilets.
1705 Walk back to bus stop
for 1715 X1 dep Lamb Holm (next bus 1815, arr Kirkwall 1831)

1731 Kirkwall arr Kirkwall Travel Centre

Saturday 26 May 2012
1000 - 12.00 Kirkwall Police Station, Blue Light Camp

1200 Orkney College UHI, Kirkwall
1200 Lunch
1200 - 1730 IslandGovCamp planning and sessions. Coffee served throughout. Toilets.

1930 Judith Glue’s, Kirkwall
For 2000 - #IslandGovCamp Unconference Undinner, £20/head (not including drinks)

Sunday 27 May 2012
1000 Orkney College UHI, Kirkwall
1000 - 1300 IslandGovCamp sessions, coffee available throughout. Toilets.
12.15 Lunch served, raffle and wrap-up

From 1300 Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall Gather for Twicket
1300 Cricket club available at Pickaquoy Centre
1430 Twicket competition starts
[If wet weather: alternative event of Pub Quiz]

2000 The Reel, Kirkwall Transatlantic Tales, Orkney Storytelling Festival Event. Admission by donation (recommended min £5/£3)

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