Monday 10th August 2020,
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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 bronze shield, carved jade, cloth [...]

May 18, 2020 Countryside

Cape Wrath – What’s in a Name?

When Bob Tateson retired from teaching in Orkney he volunteered to help look after the bothies in the wild and lonely land below Cape Wrath. He has spent ten years here, working, walking and wild camping. This is his personal [...]

December 25, 2018 Making and Doing, Winter Issue 2018

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
Kite Power Solutions 500 kW prototype

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

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