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OISF_logo[title size=”2″]Orkney International Science Festival 2011[/title]In the Year of Scotland’s Islands, the Festival featured events across Orkney from an astronomy weekend in North Ronaldsay to an evening of underwater archaeology in the Hoy Kirk. It was opened by an islander – the Scottish science fiction writer Ken MacLeod who comes from the Western Isles.

[two_third last=”no”][testimonials][testimonial name=”Ken MacLeod” gender=”male ” company=”” link=”” target=””]Despite the recent collapse of the financial sector, there are still areas where Scotland is a world leader. We are already building spaceships on the Clyde. In the future, I think we will need to become people who can turn themselves to many kinds of work with connections within and without. In other words, we all have to be like islanders.[/testimonial][/testimonials][/two_third][one_third last=”yes”]

[title size=”3″]For a look back to 2011, you can download the programme here.[/title]

[title size=”3″]You can see some photographs from events here and go to the video channel here.[/title][/one_third]

Arctic islands of science and Arctic shipping highways, the story of Italian polar exploration, and the 200th anniversary of the building of the Bell Rock Lighthouse were all highlighted.