Tuesday 16th July 2019,
Frontiers Magazine

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Zeki Basan

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

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

The great cartographer: Murdoch Mackenzie

The great cartographer: Murdoch Mackenzie One of the great names in cartography is Murdoch Mackenzie, whose charts of Orkney waters in the 18th century were a breakthrough. His story was told in a talk to the Rotary Club of Orkney [...]

July 2, 2019 Summer Issue 2019

Dreaming of Mars

Dreaming of Mars It’s just on fifty years since the first footstep on the Moon. At the time it seemed that the Moon landing would be the first of many journeys that would take us across the Solar System. But [...]

July 1, 2019 Going Further, Summer Issue 2019

Eddington’s universe

Whenever the poet George Mackay Brown reorganised his library, getting rid of some of the overspill, some books from younger years would always remain. There was the first Penguin book from 1935, a biography of Shelley by André Maurois; and [...]

November 16, 2018 Going Further, People Past & Present
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Walking with Ravens and Wonder

Soaring. That is the word. On top of the world, or so it seems, above the busy valleys below, side by side with the ravens as they soar on the up-blasts of winter blizzard rushing skywards. I soar with them, [...]

October 9, 2018 Countryside, Winter Issue 2018

The plants that heal

What do swallows stuffed with eggs, arsenic and lemon have to do with herbal remedies and beauty products? Perhaps not a lot these days, but you might be surprised at the concoctions used and the reasons behind using them several [...]

March 6, 2018 Making and Doing, Summer Issue 2019