Monday 15th July 2019,
Frontiers Magazine

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A Walk to the Hamars

“My, that’s a wintry soond,” a visitor remarked as the gale came snarling around the end of the house, one evening shortly after midsummer. The turn of the days came imperceptibly, bringing no fine weather, and the midnight sun made its small circling of the North obscured in heavy cloud; the book I took out [...]

June 26, 2013 Bessie Skea Countryside 0

Straw bale structures for Orkney

‘Structures’ means anything above ground which is not actually in contact with the sea or a burn. In other words: houses, garages, barns, studios, medical centres, commercial and light industrial premises and so on – anything up to 2½ storeys high. Frequently asked questions What about fire? A straw bale structure is more resistant to [...]

June 26, 2013 Nick Morrison Countryside Comments Off

Haaf-netting in the Solway Firth

Criffel has vanished, blotted out by the rain that is sweeping across the Firth into our faces. We are standing in a row facing the incoming tide; there’s not much talking, just an occasional comment or joke amongst the men. Mark Messenger and I are at the seaward end of the row, and the fast-moving [...]

March 1, 2013 Ann Lingard Countryside 0