Monday 24th September 2018,
Frontiers Magazine
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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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    On the road in Sutherland

    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

    Alan Tough got his first compact digital camera back in 2003. “There was a spectacular aurora in November of that year and I was able to get some grainy photos of it. My interest in

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    Year of Young People to boost Festival

    Music from Ireland, astronomy from Uzbekistan, newly created art and design, and young people to the fore – these will all be features of this year’s Orkney International Science Festival in a special package for

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    Memories of Robert Shaw

    Archie Bevan’s tribute to Robert Shaw was broadcast on BBC Radio Orkney in August 1978 following the actor’s death. It was read by Archie’s son Graham as a One O’Clock Toast in the Peedie Kirk

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    Climbing the Old Man of Hoy

    Alison McLure of the Institute of Physics will speak on The Physics of Mountain Rescue in this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. She recently climbed the Old Man of Hoy with a group led by

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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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Posted On June 12, 2018 | Comments Off

Archie Bevan’s tribute to Robert Shaw was broadcast on BBC Radio Orkney in August 1978 following the actor’s death. It was read by Archie’s son Graham as a One O’Clock Toast in the Peedie Kirk [...]

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A Swedish Orcadian

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After a bad forecast came a grey Sunday, the first of October. White waves were on the loch and clouds passed swiftly. Tones of gold and crimson lay over the swamp, and the trees were [...]

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Low cloud is quite frequent in Orkney, especially in the winter. Coming from the West, it rolls in across the central part of the mainland, over Stenness and Harray, then funnels slowly through the narrow [...]

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