Friday 14th December 2018,
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Scenes of Sutherland

It’s some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and it’s on Orkney’s doorstep. Bob Tateson retired from teaching in Orkney to live in Lairg, and he has been out and about in a period of fine spring weather [...]

June 11, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Which way will the kite blow?

Generating electricity from kites is a developing technology. Hands up if you visited the original 3MW wind turbine on Burger Hill, Orkney in the 1990s. In its day it was the biggest wind generator in the world. Today that lumbering, [...]

May 30, 2016 Making and Doing
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Wand in the wind: the evolution of an invention

Iwas standing at the summit of Cairngorm thinking about what I would do when I retired from science teaching. Behind me were a stone igloo and a steel tower. Suddenly there was a grinding noise and an array of meteorological [...]

August 20, 2015 Making and Doing