Tuesday 04th August 2015,
Frontiers Magazine
  • Sunset at 11pm just before longest day (Marion Muir)

    Standing stone holds clues to early Orcadians

    It stands in an open field in North Ronaldsay that slopes to the sea, down from the Old Kirk with its fine belltower, and you can stand in its lee in the wind and the

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    From Orkney to Space School

    In the summer holidays of 2014 I attended Senior Space School UK in Leicester, a week of activities and lectures all based around the theme of space. The course took place from the 3rd to

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    I Fly the Pentland

    The first Orkney resident to cross the Pentland Firth by air was The Orcadian’s young reporter of The Orcadian, 18-year-old Agnes Shearer, who would later become the writer Ann Scott-Moncrieff – and in a short

  • Photography by David Moss

    Food of the mountains

    When we think of Italian food, we generally think of some kind of pasta or pizza – dishes which have been adopted and adapted all over the world. But there is a much more interesting

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    Orkney trees – a labour of love

    Planting trees is an Orcadian labour of love. The salt winds of autumn are particularly destructive, and in a poor year they can blacken foliage and tear off the leaves before the various nutrients have

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    Tidal turbine nears completion

    Scotrenewables Tidal Power is in the closing stages of construction of the largest and most powerful tidal turbine ever built. The turbine is currently being assembled at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, with installation

  • "A Bear Plunging Into the Sea." From an 1819 account of John Ross' arctic voyage

    Scouring the globe’s empty spaces

    Barrow’s Boys by Fergus Fleming I was given this book as a Christmas present by a friend who knows what I like. Nevertheless, in spite of the comments on the cover – A stirring story

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    The Orkney Yole

    Till well into the 1960s the yole played a major part in the lives and livelihood of most Orcadians. No pictures or examples go back beyond the late nineteenth century but we know from references

  • Mixed media painting titled l'accord bleu (RE 10), 1960 by Yves Klein

    Science and the paintbox

    Today’s painter has easy access to a plethora of ready-made paints unheard of in ancient times. There is a highly active commercial paint industry ready to supply the artist with almost any pure pigment, for

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Posted On April 16, 2015 | Comments Off

In the summer holidays of 2014 I attended Senior Space School UK in Leicester, a week of activities and lectures all based around the theme of space. The course took place from the 3rd to [...]

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Tidal turbine nears completion

March 17, 2015 | Comments Off
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Sea Kings of the north

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Posted On March 21, 2015 | Comments Off

Planting trees is an Orcadian labour of love. The salt winds of autumn are particularly destructive, and in a poor year they can blacken foliage and tear off the leaves before the various nutrients have [...]

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Cromarty and Hugh Miller

March 9, 2015 | Comments Off
Mixed media painting titled l'accord bleu (RE 10), 1960 by Yves Klein
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Today’s painter has easy access to a plethora of ready-made paints unheard of in ancient times. There is a highly active commercial paint industry ready to supply the artist with almost any pure pigment, for [...]

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Between Tides: weaving at Northlight

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This image of the moon, along with the others here, was produced by Bill Leslie
Posted On March 9, 2015 | Comments Off

I’ve been getting text messages from the moon. A note pops up on my phone asking if the moon can track my location and I consent. A few months ago, I moved from Orkney to [...]

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Green Flash

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Orkney housing in the 21st century?

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Travel to the Frontiers

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.

You’ll see links to various topics. Category takes you to Column, Making and Doing, People and Ideas, Going Further, Global Issues, Food Journeys, Arts & Crafts and Reviews.

Island View gives a link to Stories from the Islands, Archaeology & History, People Past and Present, and topics about the Countryside.

Our contributors are varied, with one feature in common, their association with the annual Orkney International Science Festival, from where this magazine is produced. Join us at the Frontiers!