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New paths to light

In north-central Nigeria, in the state of Kogi, two great rivers meet. One is the Niger, the other its main tributary, the Benué (once known as the Tchadda. The Niger rises in ancient rocks in the Guinea Highlands, sweeps across [...]

May 24, 2014 Spring Issue 2014, Summer Issue 2014

28 June launch for Clyde-built satellite

The launch of Scotland’s first satellite will now be on 28 June. It’s been commissioned by the UK Space Agency, who today gave an update of the launch plans. The satellite is being taken into space on a Russian rocket, [...]

May 10, 2014 NEWS

The tide and the Tolka

The battle fought at Clontarf on 23 April a thousand years ago echoed through the centuries afterwards in communities from Ireland to Iceland, and Orkney in between. A song of the battle was still being sung in the island of [...]

March 6, 2014 Winter Issue 2013

The ice-grey river and the fire in the night

Have you sometimes wondered what it would have been like to live in Norse Orkney, a thousand years ago? To sit, for instance, in the hall of Earl Sigurd himself, on Christmas Day 1013. To see the men gathered along [...]

March 3, 2014 Reviews
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Orkney Nature Festival programme launched

Seals and otters, sea trips and coastal walks, curlews and hen harriers – that’s all part of a wealth of treats in store in this year’s Orkney Nature Festival, the programme for which has now been announced. There are outings [...]

March 3, 2014 NEWS
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Festivals by the sea to collaborate

Two Scottish festivals are to work together to bring more visitors to Scotland. The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy will collaborate with Orkney International Science Festival to give each an added boost in promotion in the UK and overseas, [...]

March 3, 2014 NEWS

The flowers that followed Flodden

Front, flank, and rear, the squadrons sweep To break the Scottish circle deep     That fought around their King. But yet, though thick the shafts as snow, Though charging knights like whirlwinds go, Though bill-men ply the ghastly blow,      [...]

February 15, 2014 Winter Issue 2013

Greetings for the New Year!

We send season’s greetings to everyone, with every good wish for the new year ahead, with thanks to so many people who have helped us through the past year – the many writers here on Frontiers magazine, to several thousand [...]

December 30, 2013 NEWS
One of only 30 - the special limited edition of Highland Park produced to honour John Rae

Raise a glass to John Rae!

A special bottle of single malt whisky from Highland Park helped Orkney International Science Festival mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Arctic explorer John Rae. Talks on Rae have been a frequent feature of the Festival since its [...]

September 27, 2013 NEWS
Remembering Eoin

Remembering Eoin

Eoin Scott, the chairman of Orkney Science Festival, who died on 5 June, was someone who was at the very heart of Orkney life, with his farm and his family. The old township of Redland, much of which forms the [...]

July 3, 2013 Summer Issue 2013