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9:30 am

Miniature Whisky School: MAKING MALT

September 7, 2016 → 9:30 am12:30 pm
Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall,
£12

It’s the starting-point for brewing and distilling – but how does it work? And how does the choice of barley and malting conditions affect the end result? Eric Walker, Marie Stanton and Tim Dolan provide expert insight. Over-18s only, numbers limited, advance booking essential. Tickets £12. Organised by the Institute […]

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10:00 am

WHAT CAN WE EAT? The Grimond Lecture

September 7, 2016 → 10:00 am11:00 am
Town Hall, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Food allergy and intolerance is an increasing problem for many people. Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, editor of the FoodsMatter websites, ask what has caused this ‘epidemic’ and if there is anything we can do about it. She is joined at question time by Prof. Jun Wei and food product developer Liz Ashworth.

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THE MISSING STUFF

September 7, 2016 → 10:00 am11:00 am
Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

The bulk of the universe is still invisible to us. Dark matter is needed in theory to hold together spinning galaxies – but can we even find direct evidence for its existence? Prof. Alex Murphy of Edinburgh University tells the story of the search.

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11:30 am

JAMES PETRIE CHALMERS: PIONEER OF VISION

September 7, 2016 → 11:30 am12:30 pm
Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Born 150 years ago in Tankerness, he trained as a printer at The Orkney Herald and in the US started the first-ever film trade journal, Moving Picture World. Through it he fought for standards that laid foundations for the new cinema industry. Moya McDonald tells his story, with an early […]

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2:00 pm

BUS TOUR: DISTILLING – THE THEORY AND PRACTICE

September 7, 2016 → 2:00 pm5:00 pm
from Palace Road, Kirkwall,
£4 - £6

A unique opportunity to join experts from Scapa and Highland Park for special tours of both. Advance booking essential: over-18s only. Tickets £6 & £4. Free to IBD members and industry staff. Organised by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and sponsored by Highland Park and Scapa Distilleries and Maynes […]

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THE WORLD IN A WAVE

September 7, 2016 → 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Town Hall, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Erwin Schrödinger developed his famous wave equation under unusual circumstances – on holiday with a mystery woman in a Swiss mountain resort at Christmas 1925. Pippa Goldschmidt tells the story of the man and the equation. Supported by The Institute of Physics in Scotland

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3:30 pm

THE BEAUTIFUL EQUATIONS

September 7, 2016 → 3:30 pm4:30 pm
Town Hall, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetic waves are the basis for today’s electronic communications with radio, TV, internet, mobile phone, and much more. Dr Tim Drysdale of the Open University shows how we can visualise them – thanks to a breakthrough made 50 years ago that remains essential to the creation of […]

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5:15 pm

THE BIG BEAUTIFUL BUBBLE SHOW

September 7, 2016 → 5:15 pm6:15 pm
Orkney Theatre, KGS, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

See bubble shapes and find out how to make giant colourful bubbles – and tubes! Philip Noble is a scientifically trained visual artist who has been studying soap bubbles for over 30 years and given bubble shows in over 20 countries. Something for the whole family. See www.bubblestrings.com  for more […]

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7:30 pm

DISTILLING THE BIOFUTURE

September 7, 2016 → 7:30 pm8:30 pm
Supper Room, Town Hall, Kirkwall,
£2 - £4

Pot ale and draff, traditional by-products of whisky production, are the raw material for a new generation of bio-industries, says Prof. Alan Wolstenholme of Heriot-Watt University. They can feed microalgae which capture carbon dioxide and produce new pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs. They can also utilise over-capacity energy from renewable sources. Over-18s […]

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8:00 pm

THE HIGHLAND PARK CEILIDH

September 7, 2016 → 8:00 pm
Peedie Kirk Hall, Kirkwall,
£4 - £8

with Dave and company, Andy Munro, and Lewis Hou’s fiddle and dance steps, with the Dashing White Blood Cell and the Orcadian Strip-the-Helix, for would-be and why-not dancers of all ages. Tickets (including light supper) £8, or £4 for children with parents. Sponsored by Highland Park

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