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Ice land to Jutland: stamps accompany Festival topics

Two of the topics in this year’s Orkney International Science Festival programme are also highlighted in new sets of commemorative stamps. They mark two centenaries – the battle of Jutland and the rescue of Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition. The stamps – which are available online – come from the Isle of Man Post Office, which for [...]

May 27, 2016 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off
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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: Scotland’s Role in Aviation History’. Glasgow-born Prof. Cameron has had a lifelong fascination with the [...]

May 11, 2016 Mary Leonard NEWS Comments Off

28 June launch for Clyde-built satellite

The launch of Scotland’s first satellite will now be on 28 June. It’s been commissioned by the UK Space Agency, who today gave an update of the launch plans. The satellite is being taken into space on a Russian rocket, and the precise date of launch depends on the completion of the rocket’s main payloads. [...]

May 10, 2014 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

Orkney earl’s raven banner flies again in Manx stamps

A new set of stamps from the Isle of Man marks the 1000th anniversary today of an Irish battle fought by an Orkney earl with a raven banner. The Battle of Clontarf, on Good Friday, 23 April 1014, was a turning-point for the power of the Norse and Danes in Ireland. The Irish high king, [...]

April 23, 2014 Carol Kitson NEWS Comments Off
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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 to islands – to Auskerry to see spring migrants, seabirds and cetaceans; to Switha, with [...]

March 3, 2014 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off
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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, and particularly Scandinavia. The Portsoy festival, now in its 21st year, gathers together boats and [...]

March 3, 2014 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

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 people who have been reading it, and to all the people who helped to make [...]

December 30, 2013 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off
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 outset, and for this year’s events Highland Park provided support through a limited edition of [...]

September 27, 2013 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

Orkney’s Big 5

Scottish Natural Heritage have announced the results of the voting for Orkney Big 5 – the five species regarded as most special amongst the wide range of Orkney’s wildlife. Over a thousand people voted through the month of August for their ‘favourite five’, starting from the time of the County Show, and SNH announced the [...]

September 27, 2013 Christine Skene NEWS Comments Off
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10 Years of Wave and Tide

It is easy to become blasé about the fact that the technology to harvest wave and tidal energy is being seen routinely on Hatston Pier, at Lyness, or going out past Stromness to Billia Croo. The strange machines being seen around Orkney are the results of years of development work by individual and often isolated [...]

September 3, 2013 Neil Kermode NEWS Comments Off