Tuesday 19th November 2019,
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A Toast to Peggie Gibson

Peggie Gibson was a much appreciated teacher in North Fara and Kirkwall and one of the now almost legendary group of Stromness Academy pupils whose end-of term trip on the tug Flying Kestrel in Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919 [...]

November 1, 2019 People Past & Present
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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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The Era when the Cold Came Back

By 16,000 years ago, according to the current estimates of the BRITICE-CHRONO project, the ice sheet which had covered almost all the future British isles for thousands of years was gone. There were still glaciers in mountains, small ice sheets [...]

August 14, 2019 Archaeology & History
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Festival will commemorate Moon landing

Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary will be commemorated in Orkney in September with a programme of talks on space and astronomy in the islands’ annual science festival. Speakers will include Scotland’s Astronomer Royal and the chief executive of a Scottish satellite [...]

July 17, 2019 NEWS
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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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Science festival gets foraging dimension

Orkney International Science Festival this year will have an added outdoor dimension as it joins forces with a new Foraging Fortnight being established in Scotland. Foraging food from the wild, once standard for older generations, is now reviving, with its [...]

July 9, 2019 NEWS
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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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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
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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