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I Fly the Pentland

The first Orkney resident to cross the Pentland Firth by air was The Orcadian’s young reporter, 18-year-old Agnes Shearer, who would later become the writer Ann Scott-Moncrieff – and in a short life produce acclaimed work that included stories of [...]

April 16, 2015 Going Further

Peedie Producers Guide

When you sample the local fare at some of the Festival events, you may wonder where you can buy some to take home with you. There’s now a solution – a new pocket guide to some of Orkney’s ‘Peedie Producers’. [...]

September 1, 2014 Food Journeys

Green Marine

The big push on marine renewables in Orkney is bringing in local companies in key roles. Among them is Green Marine, whose managing director, Jason Schofield, has been one of Scotland’s most successful fishermen. Jason, who for many years has [...]

July 16, 2014 Summer Issue 2014

Xodus makes it 10

The Xodus Group celebrates this year the 10th anniversary of its move into its present premises in Stromness, on the Garson Industrial Estate. Xodus (pronounced ‘Exodus’) is an independent, international energy consultancy operating worldwide in two key energy markets – [...]

July 15, 2014 Summer Issue 2014
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Orkney housing in the 21st century?

(The John D. Mackay Memorial Lecture in the 2014 Orkney International Science Festival looked at the challenge of housing, to see what new ideas might be brought forward on technology and design, from Scandinavia in particular. Here Alastair MacLeod sets [...]

June 7, 2014 Column

New paths to light

In north-central Nigeria, in the state of Kogi, two great rivers meet. One is the Niger, the other its main tributary, the Benué (once known as the Tchadda. The Niger rises in ancient rocks in the Guinea Highlands, sweeps across [...]

May 24, 2014 Spring Issue 2014, Summer Issue 2014

Sailing north to Orkney and Shetland: The Clipperton Project

Beginnings Clipperton Island is an atoll in the middle of the East Pacific Ocean. At just 9 square kilometres in the 165,200,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, it is a needle in a haystack; a drop in the ocean; [...]

March 4, 2014 Winter Issue 2013

The ice-grey river and the fire in the night

Have you sometimes wondered what it would have been like to live in Norse Orkney, a thousand years ago? To sit, for instance, in the hall of Earl Sigurd himself, on Christmas Day 1013. To see the men gathered along [...]

March 3, 2014 Reviews
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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, [...]

March 3, 2014 NEWS