Saturday 23rd June 2018,
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On the road in Sutherland

A bitterly cold east wind hurls its force through the darkness outside the building, but all within, for the evening talk ahead, is warmth and light. The Rock Stop at Unapool is a fascinating venue, with displays telling the story [...]

June 13, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Photographing distant skies

Alan Tough got his first compact digital camera back in 2003. “There was a spectacular aurora in November of that year and I was able to get some grainy photos of it. My interest in astrophotography really grew from there,” [...]

June 13, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Year of Young People to boost Festival

Music from Ireland, astronomy from Uzbekistan, newly created art and design, and young people to the fore – these will all be features of this year’s Orkney International Science Festival in a special package for the Year of Young People [...]

June 12, 2018 NEWS
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Bill and the Mars rover

Bill Graham started his working life at the coal face – as an apprentice mechanic of the mine for the National Coal Board in the collieries of his home county of Fife. It was a Coal Board scholarship that enabled [...]

June 11, 2018 Summer Issue 2018
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Family Day engineering activities for Findhorn

3D printing, plastics recycling, a Mars rover made from scrap, and an organic orchestra – these are some of the activities in a special day at Findhorn Village Centre on Saturday 10 March. It’s being run by the T-Exchange, the [...]

March 6, 2018 NEWS
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A Thinker for Today

He was born exactly 100 years ago today, and even in his own profession of physics he is not as well known as he should be. But his vision was global, and what it has to say to the world [...]

December 19, 2017 Column
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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