ORKNEY’S ARCTIC PAST – AND FUTURE?

September 10 → 5:15 pm6:15 pm

King Street Halls, Kirkwall

In hard times past Hudson’s Bay furs and Greenland whaling helped Orkney’s economy and people to survive. Today’s changing climate and an unsettled global situation is bringing northern regions together. Could this open a new frontier for Orkney?

Inga Burton of Orkney Islands Council introduces speakers from Stromness Museum, Destination Orkney, Robert Gordon University, and the Nordic Atlantic Cooperation, with short filmed reports from the Iceland Ocean Cluster and the Arctic Economic Council. There’s an opportunity to find out more from the speakers afterwards over tea, coffee and Orkney biscuits.

Inga Burton is Service Manager Sustainable Regeneration and Arctic, Orkney Islands Council.
Halla Nolsøe Poulsen is Chair of Nordic Atlantic Cooperation
Janette Park is Honorary Curator of Stromness Museum
Martin Fleet is the Interim Chair of Destination Orkney and Managing Director of Sheila Fleet Jewellery
Elsa Cox is Robert Gordon University’s Orkney Development Manage

Joining on film are Alexandra Leeper, CEO International Relations of Iceland Ocean Cluster, and Mads Qvist Frederikson, Director of the Arctic Economic Council

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