Saturday 23rd June 2018,
Frontiers Magazine

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On the road in Sutherland

A bitterly cold east wind hurls its force through the darkness outside the building, but all within, for the evening talk ahead, is warmth and light. The Rock Stop at Unapool is a fascinating venue, with displays telling the story of the ancient rocks of the North West Highlands – rocks so ancient that their [...]

June 13, 2018 Howie Firth Summer Issue 2018 Comments Off
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Photographing distant skies

Alan Tough got his first compact digital camera back in 2003. “There was a spectacular aurora in November of that year and I was able to get some grainy photos of it. My interest in astrophotography really grew from there,” he says. His first digital SLR camera was a Canon EOS 300D. “I was able [...]

June 13, 2018 Howie Firth Summer Issue 2018 Comments Off
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Climbing the Old Man of Hoy

Alison McLure of the Institute of Physics will speak on The Physics of Mountain Rescue in this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. She recently climbed the Old Man of Hoy with a group led by Mike Pescod from Fort William, as part of an expedition to a number of the northern sea stacks. Here is [...]

June 12, 2018 Mike Pescod Summer Issue 2018 Comments Off
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Scenes of Sutherland

It’s some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and it’s on Orkney’s doorstep. Bob Tateson retired from teaching in Orkney to live in Lairg, and he has been out and about in a period of fine spring weather with his camera to show some of the scale of the landscape and its sheer [...]

June 11, 2018 Bob Tateson Summer Issue 2018 Comments Off
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Bill and the Mars rover

Bill Graham started his working life at the coal face – as an apprentice mechanic of the mine for the National Coal Board in the collieries of his home county of Fife. It was a Coal Board scholarship that enabled him to go on to study for a BSc in engineering at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh. [...]

June 11, 2018 Howie Firth Summer Issue 2018 Comments Off