Tuesday 19th March 2019,
Frontiers Magazine
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    Cape Wrath – What’s in a Name?

    When Bob Tateson retired from teaching in Orkney he volunteered to help look after the bothies in the wild and lonely land below Cape Wrath. He has spent ten years here, working, walking and wild

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    The darkness of the winter solstice

    Winter stayed well into April, and as I dug holes for apple trees T. S. Eliot swirled in my head: “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and

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    Christian Robertson, Stromness shipping-agent and merchant

    With the second edition of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women soon to be published, notable Orkney women were the subject of all six One O’Clock Toasts at the daily lunches of Orkney fare at

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    Walking with Ravens and Wonder

    Soaring. That is the word. On top of the world, or so it seems, above the busy valleys below, side by side with the ravens as they soar on the up-blasts of winter blizzard rushing

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    Bessie Millie: Stromness’s First Renewables Entrepreneur

    The lunches of Orkney fare at the Peedie Kirk are among the highlights of the Festival each year, with the One O’Clock Toast to a notable Orcadian. For this year Harvey Johnston went back two

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    Transport on demand test-run for festival-goers

    AA new system to provide on-demand transport is to be tried out in this year’s Science Festival. The system uses software to link passengers to the nearest car going to their chosen destination, and routes

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    Orkney Science Festival announces programme

    Two Nobel laureates, three concerts on environmental themes, four Irish musicians with the story of a remarkable mathematician, a genetics research day, a science show from Australia, and a visit from three young Slovenian rocket-builders

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    Young team get top voice training

    The skills that helped train the voices of both Hollywood actors and the Global Leadership Fellows of the World Economic Forum have been helping eight young people to prepare to host this year’s Orkney International

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    Seal song

    Every morning when I get up early and look out at the sea from the upstairs window, I see more than two hundred seals in the bay. They turn somersaults, lie on their backs in

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A bitterly cold east wind hurls its force through the darkness outside the building, but all within, for the evening talk ahead, is warmth and light. The Rock Stop at Unapool is a fascinating venue, [...]

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Photographing distant skies

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Climbing the Old Man of Hoy

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Scenes of Sutherland

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Bill and the Mars rover

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Posted On June 13, 2018 | Comments Off

Every morning when I get up early and look out at the sea from the upstairs window, I see more than two hundred seals in the bay. They turn somersaults, lie on their backs in [...]

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A day in the life of an Orkney Yole

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Ball lightning

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With the second edition of The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women soon to be published, notable Orkney women were the subject of all six One O’Clock Toasts at the daily lunches of Orkney fare at [...]

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Winter stayed well into April, and as I dug holes for apple trees T. S. Eliot swirled in my head: “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and [...]

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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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