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Helping the Festival’s move online

Last year marked a radical change in format for Orkney International Science Festival. Instead of people from different parts of the world travelling to Orkney, they were able to access it from their own homes. To develop the online format, [...]

January 10, 2021 Winter Issue 2021

Along the tide-mark

The word ‘foraging’ brings images of journeys among hedgerows and fields for wild foods – herbs, berries, nuts, wild garlic and mushrooms – but it happens on the shore as well. For Martin Gray, one of the most experienced and [...]

November 15, 2020 Spring Issue 2021, Stories from the Islands
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Rhythms of art and island life

A highlight of this Year of Coasts and Waters is a retrospective exhibition of the work of the North Ronaldsay artist Ian Scott – online. With technical support from a family team, he has gathered together images of paintings and [...]

September 4, 2020 Arts & Crafts

Prof. Tom Stevenson to open 30th Festival

TThis year’s Orkney International Science Festival will be opened by Prof. Tom Stevenson. He has the unique distinction of having spoken in every Science Festival since the first one in 1991, developing lecture/demonstrations on topics from superconductivity and energy technology [...]

July 4, 2020 NEWS
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The Cod Hunters

The Cod Hunters tells the story of the Shetlanders who fished for cod around the north Atlantic in their cod sailing smacks. Fishing at Greenland, Iceland, Faroe and Rockall, the cod smacks returned with cargoes of salt cod which were [...]

May 26, 2020 People Past & Present, Stories from the Islands
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75 years of the Churchill Barriers

Tuesday 12 May is the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Churchill barriers that link Burray and South Ronaldsay to the Orkney mainland via Lamb Holm and Glimps Holm. The current situation has postponed a programme of events to [...]

May 11, 2020 Spring Issue 2020

2020 Festival Going Digital

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Orkney International Science Festival is being given a new format for this September. We’re responding to the challenge by joining the growing pattern of home delivery, to bring the entire Festival to everyone [...]

April 2, 2020 NEWS

John D. Mackay: Man of Letters

The John D. Mackay Memorial Lecture each year commemorates the life and work of a brilliant man and inspiring teacher who opened up fresh horizons in education and in the community. A toast to John D. was given in the [...]

July 6, 2013 People Past & Present