Saturday 30th July 2016,
Frontiers Magazine
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    The Ram on the Rock

    Like a Nordic port of old, the Faroese capital of Torshavn smells evocatively of salt and tar. As we disembark the ferry, the harbour waters lap beneath the modest parliament building with its turf roof

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    Little flower of the north

    You’ll know it when you see it, with its delicate mauve petals and yellow centre, its short stalk rising from the little rosette of green leaves. It’s a little distance back from the sea-cliffs, tucked

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    Roads to the future: can sci-fi predict them?

    Nothing is written. The future is ours to shape. When you take the cities, spare the scientists and engineers. Whatever they may have done in the past, you need them for the future. Let’s make

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    Farming gin and vodka

    When location, time and imagination come together, unique accomplishments are possible and this has certainly proven to be the case for Arbikie Highland Estate, a 2000-acre farm on the Angus coast. Location was never in

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    The One Show’s scientist to open Festival

    This year’s Orkney International Science Festival will open with a Zap! Or maybe a Crackle, or even a Pop! It will all depend on how television personality Marty Jopson feels at the time, or which

  • Kite Power Solutions 500 kW prototype

    Which way will the kite blow?

    Generating electricity from kites is a developing technology. Hands up if you visited the original 3MW wind turbine on Burger Hill, Orkney in the 1990s. In its day it was the biggest wind generator in

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    Ice land to Jutland: stamps accompany Festival topics

    Two of the topics in this year’s Orkney International Science Festival programme are also highlighted in new sets of commemorative stamps. They mark two centenaries – the battle of Jutland and the rescue of Shackleton’s

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    From Pilcher to planets at Aviation Festival

    Star attraction at the third Orkney Aviation Festival this September will be leading Scottish aviation historian, Prof. Dugald Cameron OBE. Former Head of Glasgow School of Art, Prof. Cameron will be giving a talk entitled

  • Nora Thomson and Robbie Mowatt alongside the blockship Rotherford in Burra Sound

    Fishing in Graemsay: Lythes, sillocks and cuithes

    Through the 20th century the only commercial fishery in Graemsay was lobster, along with the occasional halibut or skate. In the main, whitefish and partan (edible crab) were for the table. The following is from

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Posted On August 27, 2015 | No Comments

Stewart Watt’s photographs are known and admired by many people, from his images of the night skies over Caithness to his pictures of birds and other wildlife. He went for a holiday this year to [...]

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The Shores of Titan

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Thirty Years at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit

August 20, 2015 | Comments Off
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Posted On July 14, 2016 | Comments Off

You’ll know it when you see it, with its delicate mauve petals and yellow centre, its short stalk rising from the little rosette of green leaves. It’s a little distance back from the sea-cliffs, tucked [...]

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North Ronaldsay’s woolmill

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Posted On July 6, 2016 | No Comments

This year’s Orkney International Science Festival will open with a Zap! Or maybe a Crackle, or even a Pop! It will all depend on how television personality Marty Jopson feels at the time, or which [...]

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Posted On July 17, 2016 | Comments Off

Like a Nordic port of old, the Faroese capital of Torshavn smells evocatively of salt and tar. As we disembark the ferry, the harbour waters lap beneath the modest parliament building with its turf roof [...]

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Riches from the sea

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This image of the moon, along with the others here, was produced by Bill Leslie

Der Mond

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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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