Since June 2008, the Highlands Astronomical Society has been the proud owner of a state-of-the-art observatory located near the NTS Visitor Centre at Culloden Battlefield. Two of the Society’s Committee, chairman Arthur Milnes and […]
he stone circles at Brodgar and Stenness form part of Orkney’s World Heritage archaeological area, and their alignmements to sun, moon and stars have been the subject of research and speculation for over a […]
The winter lift is glintan doun
Wi’ tullimentan stars besprent
wrote the Orkney poet Robert Rendall, thinking of the frosty winter nights when the lights of a myriad of stars and galaxies pours out of the immense black of the sky above. The Orkney writer Ernest W. Marwick thought that tullimentan – glittering – was Orkney’s loveliest word.