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Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion

Pulsars to porridge

Porridge and pulsars are combined in the life of Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion – and he will be bringing both together at this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. Just weeks before winning the Golden Spurtle at the [...]

August 21, 2016 NEWS
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Print it and make it!

It is a stormy November night in Moray, but a group of enthusiasts are carrying boxes of equipment and heads full of stories into the Findhorn Village Centre, unperturbed by the raging elements. This is a group of people of [...]

August 3, 2016 Summer Issue 2016

The gene that cracked the cancer code

Researchers say that encouraging results are beginning to emerge from early trials of a new cancer drug – targeted at repairing an anti-cancer gene in the human body. The background to the work, which involves a gene called p53, will [...]

August 3, 2016 NEWS

From oil support to electronics online

A company in Kirkcaldy has come to the fore in the growing market for home electronics components. A new wave of development in the industry has produced cheap and powerful units which can be used by everyone from home hobbyists [...]

August 3, 2016 Summer Issue 2016

A passion for tidal power

When Professor Clive Greated starts speaking about his favourite thing, he begins poetically by describing the tides, the gravitational action of celestial bodies, bulges in the surface of the water on Earth and the centrifugal force associated with the Earth [...]

August 2, 2016 Summer Issue 2016

Highlighting Orkney’s tidal power potential

Tidal power is a major opportunity for Orkney, with scope for substantial electricity export and construction work as well. This will be highlighted by Prof. Clive Greated of the University of Edinburgh in an event in this year’s Orkney International [...]

August 2, 2016 NEWS

Farming gin and vodka

When location, time and imagination come together, unique accomplishments are possible and this has certainly proven to be the case for Arbikie Highland Estate, a 2000-acre farm on the Angus coast. Location was never in doubt. Arbikie is an estate [...]

July 27, 2016 Food Journeys

Roads to the future: can sci-fi predict them?

Nothing is written. The future is ours to shape. When you take the cities, spare the scientists and engineers. Whatever they may have done in the past, you need them for the future. Let’s make it a better one. (The [...]

July 14, 2016 Summer Issue 2016
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The One Show’s scientist to open Festival

This year’s Orkney International Science Festival will open with a Zap! Or maybe a Crackle, or even a Pop! It will all depend on how television personality Marty Jopson feels at the time, or which props he can fit in [...]

July 6, 2016 NEWS
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From Pilcher to planets at Aviation Festival

Star attraction at the third Orkney Aviation Festival this September will be leading Scottish aviation historian, Prof. Dugald Cameron OBE. Former Head of Glasgow School of Art, Prof. Cameron will be giving a talk entitled ‘From Pilcher to the Planets: [...]

May 11, 2016 NEWS