Tuesday 14th July 2020,
Frontiers Magazine

Browsing the "OISF 2017" Tag


A Swedish Orcadian

Gunnie was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1941. Later Gunnie Moberg would say she would like to be remembered as a Swedish Orcadian. And it is that embedding of Orkney into the identity of Gunnie and the symbiotic nature of [...]

October 6, 2017 People Past & Present

Jim Robertson: maths teacher and musician

Among the people commemorated in the One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk this year was Jim Robertson, maths teacher and musician, remembered by one of his former pupils, Howie Firth. It was around 1959 when I remember reading in [...]

September 19, 2017 People Past & Present
The Green Lane at flood time

The January Man

My father, John Somerville, was sent to the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth at the age of 13, and joined the Royal Navy when he was 17 years old,” writes Christopher Somerville in the introduction to his book The January [...]

August 30, 2017 Countryside

Europe’s small islands to gather in Orkney

Representatives from small islands across Europe will gather in Orkney to share ideas about areas of common interest. The European Small Islands Federation (ESIN) has chosen Orkney as the venue for its annual meeting, which will bring together delegates from [...]

August 30, 2017 Summer Issue 2017

Times walks correspondent to open St Magnus Way’s final section

All is set for the opening of the final section of the St Magnus Way next week. The walk, which runs from Orphir along the shores of Scapa Flow to the Cathedral in Kirkwall, will be inaugurated by the walks [...]

August 30, 2017 NEWS
Birsay Solar Panels

Orkney schools help solar power

School pupils around Orkney are busy collecting data which may reveal the benefits of steering solar panels to track the daily movement of the sun. The project has been devised by David Craig, Regional Co-ordinator Edinburgh and West Lothian of [...]

August 30, 2017 NEWS
The Ladykirk Stone / St Magnus’s Boat]

Walk with The Orkney Boat

An Orkney siltstone from Devonian times, carved with footprints for the legend of an ancient boat, has been travelling across Norway this summer, to Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim. Artist Beatrice Searle describes the background to her 1300-mile journey. I will [...]

August 14, 2017 Arts & Crafts
Air bubbles risiing in water at different stages of development

Sound and music and us

At this year’s Orkney International Science Festival, Clive and Marianne Greated will both be speaking about sound, from different perspectives. Dr Marianne Greated is an artist who has been researching the relationships between sound and vision and how this relates [...]

August 14, 2017 Arts & Crafts
Hydrogen plant Rinnigill

Hydrogen on Hoy

A new hydrogen project is being launched in Orkney to utilise peak energy outputs from renewables through production of hydrogen fuel for transport. In a way, this will be reviving an old wartime industry, as Michael McLaughlin explains. In 1939 [...]

August 12, 2017 Summer Issue 2017

The stars from my back door

When Eric Walker asked his wife for a telescope for his birthday back in 2004 he got just a little more than he bargained for. Instead of the small portable item he had envisioned – something he could stick in [...]

August 11, 2017 Making and Doing, Summer Issue 2017