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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
Professor Archie E Roy

Professor Archie E Roy: a great man of science

Warm and human, first and foremost interested in people, a fantastically popular lecturer, a profound thinker, a man who pushed at the margins of ideas, and an indefatigable story teller. These were some of the descriptions of the late Professor [...]

March 19, 2013 Spring Issue 2013

Loganair and the Islander

Scotland’s airline, Loganair, has celebrated 50 years of operation. It is a remarkable story of survival, character and skill. The company’s origin is linked to the development of the Islander, one of the most versatile – and one of the [...]

March 16, 2013 People and Ideas
Jane Goodall

Reasons for Hope – Jane Goodall’s Orkney lecture with global message

Jane Goodall’s lecture in St Magnus Cathedral is now online. The lecture, given in the 2012 Orkney International Science Festival, was the Grimond Lecture, which annually highlights issues of global and local significance. The title of the talk was Reasons [...]

March 15, 2013 Global Issues

Washington Irving and the rediscovery of the lost centuries of knowledge

The journey of two friends in Spain nearly two centuries ago began a process of rediscovery that continues today: the awakening of Europe’s knowledge of an ancient heritage – and of lost centuries in the history of science. It happened [...]

March 11, 2013 Going Further
Star trails over Sinclair and Girnigoe Castle by Maciej Winiarczyk

Caithness skies and seas have star role

A Caithness photographer has won two awards in a national astronomy competition. Maciej Winiarczyk had two pictures in the top six of the Stargazing Oxford competition run by Oxford University’s Physics Department. He was the winner of the Astro Phenomena [...]

March 10, 2013 People and Ideas
Momentum for Maxwell

Momentum for Maxwell – gearing up for 2015

Momentum is growing for 2015, which has been designated as the International Year of Light. It is the 150th anniversary of the publication of one of the greatest scientific papers of all time – the paper in which James Clerk [...]

March 6, 2013 NEWS
John Smith-local pumping station in the North of Stronsay

Stronsay boy wins water photo competition

A photo from Stronsay has won first prize in a national competition organised by a Scottish research centre. John Smith (9) was the winner of a competition calling for pictures reflecting our uses for water, our attitudes to it, and [...]

March 5, 2013 NEWS

Royal Oak hologram donated to Orkney Museum

A hologram of the wreck of the battleship HMS Royal Oak, sunk in the naval anchorage of Scapa Flow at the outset of World War II, has been donated to Orkney. The hologram was made for the Ministry of Defence [...]

March 4, 2013 NEWS