Tuesday 28th September 2021,
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Take out the carbon

There is both urgency and resignation in the voice of world-renowned oceanographer, polar ice specialist and climate authority, Professor Peter Wadhams. As someone who has warned of global warming, melting ice and rising sea levels for almost 50 years, even [...]

August 10, 2021 Global Issues
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The cures of Hudson’s Bay

The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrated its 350th anniversary last year, had an immense economic impact on Orkney in a time of otherwise little opportunity, providing income and employment locally and to many hundreds of men who went to work [...]

May 18, 2021 Archaeology & History, Spring Issue 2021
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Painting the Shackleton story

Next year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose Antarctic journey of 1914-17 was the last major expedition of the great age of Antarctic exploration. His ship was named Endurance, and the [...]

May 15, 2021 Arts & Crafts
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The call of the mountains

At just 32 years old Tristan Cameron Harper is already known by a number of distinct identities – professional ice-hockey player, model, Mr Scotland 2016/17, and kilted yogi. Today, all those identities have merged into Tristan Cameron-Harper, mountain guide and [...]

May 13, 2021 Countryside, Spring Issue 2021
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Helping the Festival’s move online

Last year marked a radical change in format for Orkney International Science Festival. Instead of people from different parts of the world travelling to Orkney, they were able to access it from their own homes. To develop the online format, [...]

January 10, 2021 Winter Issue 2021
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Along the tide-mark

The word ‘foraging’ brings images of journeys among hedgerows and fields for wild foods – herbs, berries, nuts, wild garlic and mushrooms – but it happens on the shore as well. For Martin Gray, one of the most experienced and [...]

November 15, 2020 Spring Issue 2021, Stories from the Islands
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Painting the waves

I’m fascinated by the movement of water and how it reacts in different circumstances, how it breaks and how the energy of the wave expels itself. It is constantly changing. As a small boy I was terrified of the waves, [...]

May 20, 2020 Arts & Crafts
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A passion for food diversity

Ben Reade of Edinburgh Food Studio is coming to Orkney to describe how some of the most appetising dishes can come from food we find at our feet – from garden weeds and seaweeds to fermented foods with simple ingredients [...]

August 25, 2019 Food Journeys
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A Taste of the Neolithic

“The main course will be shin of beef braised in an un-hopped bere malt beer, because I don’t want bitterness there. I am hoping to acquire some neep tops to serve with it. It’s a strange situation because the Italians [...]

August 19, 2019 Food Journeys
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Old Ways and New Journeys

“I’m nothing more than someone who is trying to gain an understanding of my past history through learning the skills that have enabled us all to be here standing on this earth today.” These words come from 19-year-old Zeki Basan [...]

July 16, 2019 Summer Issue 2019