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Fashion the Future!

The window of a former Orkney clothing shop is back in action with costumes this week. Aislin, Nyx, Nehalennia and Calypso were specially created for the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Croy’s shop in Victoria Street, Kirkwall, once provided [...]

August 31, 2016 Arts & Crafts
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On Elephant Island

On 30 August 1916 the Shackleton expedition was rescued from Elephant Island, where they had spent several months in grim conditions after their ship Endurance has been caught and crushed in the ice. Martin Gray from Orkney describes a visit [...]

August 22, 2016 Summer Issue 2016
Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion

Pulsars to porridge

Porridge and pulsars are combined in the life of Simon Rookyard, the World Porridge Making Champion – and he will be bringing both together at this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. Just weeks before winning the Golden Spurtle at the [...]

August 21, 2016 NEWS
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Print it and make it!

It is a stormy November night in Moray, but a group of enthusiasts are carrying boxes of equipment and heads full of stories into the Findhorn Village Centre, unperturbed by the raging elements. This is a group of people of [...]

August 3, 2016 Summer Issue 2016
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The gene that cracked the cancer code

Researchers say that encouraging results are beginning to emerge from early trials of a new cancer drug – targeted at repairing an anti-cancer gene in the human body. The background to the work, which involves a gene called p53, will [...]

August 3, 2016 NEWS
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Highlighting Orkney’s tidal power potential

Tidal power is a major opportunity for Orkney, with scope for substantial electricity export and construction work as well. This will be highlighted by Prof. Clive Greated of the University of Edinburgh in an event in this year’s Orkney International [...]

August 2, 2016 NEWS
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Farming gin and vodka

When location, time and imagination come together, unique accomplishments are possible and this has certainly proven to be the case for Arbikie Highland Estate, a 2000-acre farm on the Angus coast. Location was never in doubt. Arbikie is an estate [...]

July 27, 2016 Food Journeys
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The One Show’s scientist to open Festival

This year’s Orkney International Science Festival will open with a Zap! Or maybe a Crackle, or even a Pop! It will all depend on how television personality Marty Jopson feels at the time, or which props he can fit in [...]

July 6, 2016 NEWS
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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 – [...]

May 27, 2016 NEWS