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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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The cures of Hudson’s Bay

The Hudson’s Bay Company, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this 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 [...]

December 10, 2020 Archaeology & History, 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 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
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Living off the Land

Unless you are a forager, you might not know that the early leaves of the rowan tree taste like marzipan, that shoots from the pine tree can make an awesome spice, that the saponins in birch leaves make a cleanising [...]

July 3, 2019 Food Journeys, Summer Issue 2019
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Fresh food approaches for Scotland

Wendy Barrie is coordinating Foraging Fortnight events on mainland Scotland, and coming to Orkney to speak on Swedish food from the wild. Mary Leonard has been finding out more about her background. Affectionately known as Scotland’s Foodie, Wendy Barrie is, [...]

July 2, 2019 Food Journeys
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Dining Off the Beaten Track

Writer, broadcaster and food anthropologist Ghillie Basan is coming to the Orkney International Science Festival, excited at the prospect of getting an insight into the role of food tourism in the islands, as well as a glimpse into the lives [...]

July 1, 2019 Food Journeys