Friday 24th November 2017,
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Old furniture transformed

Tables, chairs, sideboards, chests of drawers – all of them off to the dump and buried in landfill when we redecorate the house. Not so, says the owner of one creative Moray business: old furniture can have a new life. [...]

October 26, 2017 Making and Doing
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Jim Robertson: maths teacher and musician

Among the people commemorated in the One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk this year was Jim Robertson, maths teacher and musician, remembered by one of his former pupils, Howie Firth. It was around 1959 when I remember reading in [...]

September 19, 2017 People Past & Present
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Europe’s small islands to gather in Orkney

Representatives from small islands across Europe will gather in Orkney to share ideas about areas of common interest. The European Small Islands Federation (ESIN) has chosen Orkney as the venue for its annual meeting, which will bring together delegates from [...]

August 30, 2017 Summer Issue 2017
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Times walks correspondent to open St Magnus Way’s final section

All is set for the opening of the final section of the St Magnus Way next week. The walk, which runs from Orphir along the shores of Scapa Flow to the Cathedral in Kirkwall, will be inaugurated by the walks [...]

August 30, 2017 NEWS
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From Orkney to Space: For Schools and Community

Night skies above us and the latest developments in space science are the subject of forthcoming schools and community presentations in Orkney. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are joining together with staff from the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh’s visitor [...]

March 15, 2017 Making and Doing, NEWS
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Dark skies and bright vision

Among her many community activities in North Ronaldsay, Kathleen Scott coordinated events each year for Orkney International Science Festival and the British Science Association – talks, workshops, night sky photography competitions, and an astronomy weekend. She led the ongoing work [...]

February 12, 2017 Going Further
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Eddington’s universe

Whenever the poet George Mackay Brown reorganised his library, getting rid of some of the overspill, some books from younger years would always remain. There was the first Penguin book from 1935, a biography of Shelley by André Maurois; and [...]

November 16, 2016 Going Further
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Fashion the Future!

The window of a former Orkney clothing shop is back in action with costumes this week. Aislin, Nyx, Nehalennia and Calypso were specially created for the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Croy’s shop in Victoria Street, Kirkwall, once provided [...]

August 31, 2016 Arts & Crafts
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Earth-sized planet found at nearest star

It’s been found – a planet that may be suitable for life as we know it, orbiting the nearest star. The star itself, dwarf called Proxima Centauri, gets its name from its nearness to us – just over four light-years [...]

August 24, 2016 NEWS
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Little flower of the north

You’ll know it when you see it, with its delicate mauve petals and yellow centre, its short stalk rising from the little rosette of green leaves. It’s a little distance back from the sea-cliffs, tucked down in the transition zone [...]

July 14, 2016 Countryside