Thursday 21st September 2017,
Frontiers Magazine
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    Jim Robertson: maths teacher and musician

    Among the people commemorated in the One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk this year was Jim Robertson, maths teacher and musician, remembered by one of his former pupils, Howie Firth. It was around 1959

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    The January Man

    My father, John Somerville, was sent to the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth at the age of 13, and joined the Royal Navy when he was 17 years old,” writes Christopher Somerville in the introduction

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    Europe’s small islands to gather in Orkney

    Representatives from small islands across Europe will gather in Orkney to share ideas about areas of common interest. The European Small Islands Federation (ESIN) has chosen Orkney as the venue for its annual meeting, which

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    Times walks correspondent to open St Magnus Way’s final section

    All is set for the opening of the final section of the St Magnus Way next week. The walk, which runs from Orphir along the shores of Scapa Flow to the Cathedral in Kirkwall, will

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    Orkney schools help solar power

    School pupils around Orkney are busy collecting data which may reveal the benefits of steering solar panels to track the daily movement of the sun. The project has been devised by David Craig, Regional Co-ordinator

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    Walk with The Orkney Boat

    An Orkney siltstone from Devonian times, carved with footprints for the legend of an ancient boat, has been travelling across Norway this summer, to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. Artist Beatrice Searle describes the background to

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    Sound and music and us

    At this year’s Orkney International Science Festival, Clive and Marianne Greated will both be speaking about sound, from different perspectives. Dr Marianne Greated is an artist who has been researching the relationships between sound and

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    Hydrogen on Hoy

    A new hydrogen project is being launched in Orkney to utilise peak energy outputs from renewables through production of hydrogen fuel for transport. In a way, this will be reviving an old wartime industry, as

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    The stars from my back door

    When Eric Walker asked his wife for a telescope for his birthday back in 2004 he got just a little more than he bargained for. Instead of the small portable item he had envisioned –

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Posted On August 30, 2017 | Comments Off

Representatives from small islands across Europe will gather in Orkney to share ideas about areas of common interest. The European Small Islands Federation (ESIN) has chosen Orkney as the venue for its annual meeting, which [...]

Hydrogen plant Rinnigill

Hydrogen on Hoy

August 12, 2017 | Comments Off
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The stars from my back door

August 11, 2017 | Comments Off
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Posted On July 9, 2016 | Comments Off

In Stromness, where I grew up, the yole was used for fishing and for pleasure trips but in my grandparents’ island, Graemsay, it was also the main mode of transport. There had been a South [...]

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Ball lightning

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Posted On August 14, 2017 | Comments Off

An Orkney siltstone from Devonian times, carved with footprints for the legend of an ancient boat, has been travelling across Norway this summer, to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. Artist Beatrice Searle describes the background to [...]

Air bubbles risiing in water at different stages of development

Sound and music and us

August 14, 2017 | Comments Off
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Posted On June 15, 2017 | Comments Off

Let’s go to the stars! Human interstellar flight is a problem with significant challenges. The possible approaches to an interstellar journey range from “slow” travel, at 1% of the speed of light or less, where [...]

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Dark skies and bright vision

February 12, 2017 | Comments Off
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Gravitational waves – and the Papay connection

December 12, 2016 | Comments Off

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Frontiers is a new online magazine highlighting science and people. Our aim is to find fresh ways of viewing existing territory and to look out to new horizons to be explored.

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