Tuesday 22nd September 2020,
Frontiers Magazine
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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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    A Roman Frontier in north-east Scotland?

    Over nearly fifty years Ian Keillar worked to build a picture of the Roman relationship with Scotland, bringing to the task the discipline of his profession of engineering and the experience of his wartime service

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    Prof. Tom Stevenson to open 30th Festival

    TThis year’s Orkney International Science Festival will be opened by Prof. Tom Stevenson. He has the unique distinction of having spoken in every Science Festival since the first one in 1991, developing lecture/demonstrations on topics

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    Going to Graemsay

    Many years ago, for a child in Stromness the lighthouses of Graemsay were ‘Granny’s candles’. The island seemed a world away. Then one fine morning Uncle James collected us from the pier and soon we

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    The Cod Hunters

    The Cod Hunters tells the story of the Shetlanders who fished for cod around the north Atlantic in their cod sailing smacks. Fishing at Greenland, Iceland, Faroe and Rockall, the cod smacks returned with cargoes

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    Painting the waves

    I’m fascinated by the movement of water and how it reacts in different circumstances, how it breaks and how the energy of the wave expels itself. It is constantly changing. As a small boy I

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    A lesson from the dandelions

    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,

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    A springtime treasure hunt

    Iwent on a treasure hunt round my home in Kinlochbervie. I found diamonds, an ivory bowl, a silver ingot, a ruby ear pendant, a painting by Monet, a grotesque brooch, ancient armour, Dutch lace, a

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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

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Linking towers for fire safety

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Turn waste into wearables at home

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

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Over nearly fifty years Ian Keillar worked to build a picture of the Roman relationship with Scotland, bringing to the task the discipline of his profession of engineering and the experience of his wartime service [...]

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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, [...]

Quoys Burn (Effy Everiss)
Posted On July 3, 2020 | Comments Off

Many years ago, for a child in Stromness the lighthouses of Graemsay were ‘Granny’s candles’. The island seemed a world away. Then one fine morning Uncle James collected us from the pier and soon we [...]

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Where the rain and the light fall in

July 3, 2020 | Comments Off
The Swan – restored Shetland herring boat (Swan collection)
Posted On May 26, 2020 | Comments Off

The Cod Hunters tells the story of the Shetlanders who fished for cod around the north Atlantic in their cod sailing smacks. Fishing at Greenland, Iceland, Faroe and Rockall, the cod smacks returned with cargoes [...]

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Sam and the islands

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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 [...]

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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!