Friday 18th April 2014,
Frontiers Magazine
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    The monster from Scapa Flow

    (A strange sea creature was washed up on the shore at Holm in wartime Orkney. The story was covered in three issues of the Forces’ newspaper, The Orkney Blast, edited by Gerry Meyer, who went

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    The tide and the Tolka

    The battle fought at Clontarf on 23 April a thousand years ago echoed through the centuries afterwards in communities from Ireland to Iceland, and Orkney in between. A song of the battle was still being

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    ‘Truly the last of the great Vikings’: Captain John Hourie

    One of the popular daily One O’Clock Toasts in the 2012 Festival was given by the Festival Chairman, the late Eoin Scott. It was to a remarkable Orkney man of the sea, Captain John Hourie.

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    Europe to the Stars

    Europe to the Stars is an excellent book. It has lots of facts and illustrations and pictures with more facts. This book is a must if you’re interested in outer space as this book really

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    Sailing north to Orkney and Shetland: The Clipperton Project

    Beginnings Clipperton Island is an atoll in the middle of the East Pacific Ocean. At just 9 square kilometres in the 165,200,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, it is a needle in a haystack;

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    The Ice-Grey River and the Fire in the Night

    Have you sometimes wondered what it would have been like to live in Norse Orkney, a thousand years ago? To sit, for instance, in the hall of Earl Sigurd himself, on Christmas Day 1013. To

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    Orkney Nature Festival programme launched

    Seals and otters, sea trips and coastal walks, curlews and hen harriers – that’s all part of a wealth of treats in store in this year’s Orkney Nature Festival, the programme for which has now

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    Festivals by the sea to collaborate

    Two Scottish festivals are to work together to bring more visitors to Scotland. The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy will collaborate with Orkney International Science Festival to give each an added boost in promotion

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    Frost

    A sudden dip in temperature reminds us that, here in Orkney, we are closer to the Arctic than we think. The sea makes us complacent – water from the Caribbean streams north through our islands

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Posted On March 7, 2014 | Comments Off

(A strange sea creature was washed up on the shore at Holm in wartime Orkney. The story was covered in three issues of the Forces’ newspaper, The Orkney Blast, edited by Gerry Meyer, who went [...]

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The tide and the Tolka

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The flowers that followed Flodden

February 15, 2014 | Comments Off
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Posted On March 5, 2014 | Comments Off

Europe to the Stars is an excellent book. It has lots of facts and illustrations and pictures with more facts. This book is a must if you’re interested in outer space as this book really [...]

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The Ice-Grey River and the Fire in the Night

March 3, 2014 | Comments Off
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Posted On March 3, 2014 | Comments Off

Seals and otters, sea trips and coastal walks, curlews and hen harriers – that’s all part of a wealth of treats in store in this year’s Orkney Nature Festival, the programme for which has now [...]

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Festivals by the sea to collaborate

March 3, 2014 | Comments Off
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Posted On February 17, 2014 | Comments Off

A sudden dip in temperature reminds us that, here in Orkney, we are closer to the Arctic than we think. The sea makes us complacent – water from the Caribbean streams north through our islands [...]

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!