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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

The lost world beneath the waves

An old Orkney legend may carry a hint of the rising sea. It tells of Orkneymen visiting Norway and meeting there an old woman from Orkney who inquires about the land she left long ago. ‘And what like are the [...]

July 1, 2013 Archaeology & History, Summer Issue 2013

New website highlights Festival and Orkney

The new Orkney International Science Festival website is now in place – and it provides a diverse and multicoloured picture of the Festival itself and its Orkney island setting. There are photos and videos of Orkney, including an introduction to [...]

May 29, 2013 NEWS

The greatest Arctic explorer of them all: John Rae 200 years on

He set out from his home in Orkney when he was just nineteen, a newly qualified medical graduate, off to Hudson’s Bay to try a summer, but it was fourteen years before he could return – as a seasoned explorer [...]

March 20, 2013 Spring Issue 2013