Tuesday 28th September 2021,
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Oh, starboard your helm!

This time it could be the big one. Fire on the Amazon, fire in Siberia, a dome of heat above the American west and wildfire surging below – too often we close our minds to events that seem far away. [...]

August 6, 2021 Global Issues
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Festival seeks Assistant Director

Orkney International Science Festival is looking for an Assistant Director. It’s a short-term post to the end of September, with the potential for continuation and development of the role into 2022 and beyond. The successful candidate could work from anywhere [...]

May 6, 2021 NEWS

Prof. Tom Stevenson to open 30th Festival

TThis year’s Orkney International Science Festival will be opened by Prof. Tom Stevenson. He has the unique distinction of having spoken in every Science Festival since the first one in 1991, developing lecture/demonstrations on topics from superconductivity and energy technology [...]

July 4, 2020 NEWS
Tim Dolan by the Loch

Tim took them through

On World Whisky Day, 16 May, we send greetings to a friend of many years, Dr Tim Dolan in Aberlour, Moray, whose impact on the distilling industry has been immense. He is one of the few people to have been [...]

May 16, 2020 Going Further
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3D printing and sewing for the NHS

Sir Paul Nurse called for the Dunkirk approach for the coronavirus. Many small craft in the water can help the fewer large ones with their work, he said, referring to laboratories for COVID-19 testing. It’s turning out true for protective [...]

May 11, 2020 Making and Doing, Spring Issue 2020
Bracelet from fabric scraps

Turn waste into wearables at home

There is a kind of poetry in the creative process of transformation of unwanted, pre-loved and discarded materials and giving them a new life. Old T-shirts, fabric scraps, discarded plastic … Now’s an ideal time to go through cupboards and [...]

May 10, 2020 Arts & Crafts, Spring Issue 2020

2020 Festival Going Digital

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Orkney International Science Festival is being given a new format for this September. We’re responding to the challenge by joining the growing pattern of home delivery, to bring the entire Festival to everyone [...]

April 2, 2020 NEWS

Islands in the ocean

The sea shapes almost everything in Orkney. For a start, you’re never far from it. On a winter’s night in many homes, there’s the distant roar of waves on the shore, amidst the bluster of the storm and the rattle [...]

March 22, 2020 Countryside

Sam and the islands

Prof. R. J. (Sam) Berry, born on 26th October 1934, died on 29th March 2018. He had a deep love of Orkney and its wildlife, environment and people, and this tribute was published in the Orkney Field Club Bulletin of [...]

March 22, 2020 People Past & Present

Festival will commemorate Moon landing

Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary will be commemorated in Orkney in September with a programme of talks on space and astronomy in the islands’ annual science festival. Speakers will include Scotland’s Astronomer Royal and the chief executive of a Scottish satellite [...]

July 17, 2019 NEWS