The International Island Games Association has given its backing to Orkney's bid to host the event for the first time in its history in 2023.
Orkney's bid team will now present their proposals to the 24 member islands at the IIGA's AGM in Gibraltar in July.
The 2023 event will be the 20th Games, following Gibraltar 2019 and Guernsey 2021.
They have also confirmed which of the 18 Island Games sports will feature on the 2023 programme, with basketball, judo, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball set to miss out.
- Clay shooting
- Lawn bowls
- Road cycling