Friday 24th November 2017,
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Riches from the sea

A mile or so up the coast from the farm, a whale corpse is decomposing in a ‘geo’ (the Orcadian word for a narrow inlet of water in the cliffs) and I scramble down the rocks to investigate. Colossal internal [...]

August 20, 2015 Column
This image of the moon, along with the others here, was produced by Bill Leslie

Der Mond

I’ve been getting text messages from the moon. A note pops up on my phone asking if the moon can track my location and I consent. A few months ago, I moved from Orkney to Berlin but the moon is [...]

March 9, 2015 Column
Aurora Borealis in Orkney photograph taken by Andrew Hollinrake

Sleepwalk among the planets

In late November on Papa Westray, I set my alarm for before dawn – 6.30am – on a morning when I read it could be possible to see four planets in the sky at once. I get out of bed, [...]

March 4, 2013 Stories from the Islands