Friday 30th October 2020,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "Countryside" Tag


Orkney trees – a labour of love

Planting trees is an Orcadian labour of love. The salt winds of autumn are particularly destructive, and in a poor year they can blacken foliage and tear off the leaves before the various nutrients have been absorbed into the rest [...]

March 21, 2015 Countryside

North Ron Walrus

I didn’t expect to see a Walrus this Sunday morning (!) but nonetheless, this Walrus was found to be having a snooze at Bridesness, North Ronaldsay! It’s thought to likely be a male due to the pinkish nodules on the [...]

March 3, 2013 Stories from the Islands

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. [...]

March 1, 2013 Countryside