Category - Sea and Land

Sea and Land

Islands in the ocean

The sea shapes almost everything in Orkney. For a start, you’re never far from it. On a winter’s night in many homes, there’s the distant roar of waves on the shore, amidst the bluster of the storm and the rattle of windows and...

Frontiers 2021 Sea and Land

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...

Arts & Crafts Sea and Land

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...

Frontiers 2018 Sea and Land

Climbing the Old Man of Hoy

Alison McLure of the Institute of Physics has travelled on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic and is a member of Tayside Mountain Rescue team and gives talks on ‘The Physics of Mountain Rescue’. She has climbed...

Sea and Land

Pilgrims on the Brough of Deerness

After a bad forecast came a grey Sunday, the first of October. White waves were on the loch and clouds passed swiftly. Tones of gold and crimson lay over the swamp, and the trees were changing; there were drifts of leaves in...