This year (October 2019 – October 2020) marks the bicentenary of the birth of one of the Founder Figures of the Bahá’í Faith, known to Bahá’ís as the Báb, a title in Arabic meaning “The Gate”. You can learn more about the Báb, His life and His mission here.
Bahá’ís in Orkney are joining Bahá’í communities across the world in celebrating the life of the Báb. They have marked the beginning of the year with prayers on Wideford Hill, where the Bahá’ís own land donated to the Bahá’ís of the UK for the future building of a Bahá’í Temple. We hope to develop this site in the immediate future as a site for prayer and reflection not only for the Bahá’í community but for people of every faith, or indeed of none.