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Lend Us Your Ears


5G RuralFirst is creating an audio portrait of Orkney, and we need your help.

We’re crowdsourcing audio and video recordings from Orcadians to encapsulate the distinctive spirit of Orkney.

It could be the sound of birdsong in the morning, the evening’s wander home from work, boats coming in to harbour, drinks in the pub on a Friday, or taking man’s best friend for a walk around the shore.

It might be the echo of a chambered cairn, waves lapping at the bay, seals barking, kids playing their way out of the school gates on a weekday afternoon, or even the pin drop silence of night.

What does Orkney sound like to you? We want to hear it.

Just grab your phone or camcorder, hit record, and then send us the results. We’ll take it from there.

We’ve commissioned Orkney-born composer Erland Cooper to incorporate your recordings into a special, new piece of music that aims to capture Orkney’s unique sounds and character – and broadcast it to the world.

In doing so, we’re making the case for rural connectivity. Showing what connectivity can do for remote communities, and what these communities are already doing for themselves too.


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