Friday 22nd January 2021,
Frontiers Magazine
  • Shackleton and his men (painting by Paola Folicaldi Suh)

    Sailing with Shackleton – an Orkney link

    One of the great voyages of history was made by Commander Frank Worsley, going with Shackleton to South Georgia in a small boat to seek help for their fellow crew members, stranded on Elephant Island.

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    The magic of compost

    Black gold. It really is, soft to touch, the smell of the dark earth crumbling through your hands, and the mind-blowing fact that not so long ago it was egg boxes and broccoli stalks. The

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    Helping the Festival’s move online

    Last year marked a radical change in format for Orkney International Science Festival. Instead of people from different parts of the world travelling to Orkney, they were able to access it from their own homes.

  • Picking Roots

    The cures of Hudson’s Bay

    The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year, had an immense economic impact on Orkney in a time of otherwise little opportunity, providing income and employment locally and to many hundreds of

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    The Heart of the Land

    2020 Orkney International Science Festival went online. Like many events this year, technology came to the forefront to connect all of us, all over the world. Technicians and assistants normally taking door tickets or working

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    Scented summer days

    TThis week the hay is already being baled. There has been no rain for almost five weeks, and the earth is full of cracks where the sun has dried it out. The grass is thin

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    Ghostwalk – a novel of ideas

    Lydia Brooke, a writer and the book’s central character, is returning to Cambridge from her home in Brighton to attend the funeral of an old friend. Elizabeth Vogelsang had been found dead, floating Ophelia-like in

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    Along the tide-mark

    The word ‘foraging’ brings images of journeys among hedgerows and fields for wild foods – herbs, berries, nuts, wild garlic and mushrooms – but it happens on the shore as well. For Martin Gray, one

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    Rhythms of art and island life

    A highlight of this Year of Coasts and Waters is a retrospective exhibition of the work of the North Ronaldsay artist Ian Scott – online. With technical support from a family team, he has gathered

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Posted On May 11, 2020 | Comments Off

Tuesday 12 May is the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Churchill barriers that link Burray and South Ronaldsay to the Orkney mainland via Lamb Holm and Glimps Holm. The current situation has postponed [...]

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3D printing and sewing for the NHS

May 11, 2020 | Comments Off
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Linking towers for fire safety

May 11, 2020 | Comments Off
Bracelet from fabric scraps

Turn waste into wearables at home

May 10, 2020 | Comments Off
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The storms outside and storms within

March 22, 2020 | Comments Off
Picking Roots
Posted On December 10, 2020 | Comments Off

The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year, had an immense economic impact on Orkney in a time of otherwise little opportunity, providing income and employment locally and to many hundreds of [...]

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Posted On May 20, 2020 | Comments Off

Nature could well be our anchor over the next few months. Such a special time of year… it just carries on ….” – 20 March 2020 Imagine your life as a front room with sofa, [...]

Orkney Spring 445
Posted On December 3, 2020 | Comments Off

TThis week the hay is already being baled. There has been no rain for almost five weeks, and the earth is full of cracks where the sun has dried it out. The grass is thin [...]

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Along the tide-mark

November 15, 2020 | Comments Off
Shackleton and his men (painting by Paola Folicaldi Suh)
Posted On January 10, 2021 | Comments Off

One of the great voyages of history was made by Commander Frank Worsley, going with Shackleton to South Georgia in a small boat to seek help for their fellow crew members, stranded on Elephant Island. [...]

The Swan – restored Shetland herring boat (Swan collection)

The Cod Hunters

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Posted On May 17, 2020 | Comments Off

What is the next step in exploring the solar system? Could robots go where we cannot? Could we and they work together to go onwards and outwards? Geoffrey A. Landis, a senior NASA scientist and [...]

Tim Dolan by the Loch

Tim took them through

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IMAGE 3 Bridge at Fort William

Linking towers for fire safety

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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!