Our manifesto for the masterplan has been created as a response to the research that was carried out by the unit over the first two years. The document is a response to our perception of and evaluation of issues and threats currently faced by the island community of Orkney. Here we speculated on the potential future of the islands, focusing on the opportunities that are currently to be found on the islands and ones which could open up in the future with changing global conditions. Through the creation of this manifesto, we sought to create a framework and guiding document which would inform the decisions that we would be making as we worked to develop masterplan proposals for the towns of Kirkwall and Stromness, along with our individual projects.