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ORKNEY’S COASTS AND WATERS

Orkney Camera Club respond each year to the Festival theme, and this year had an even bigger challenge – to do so online; and they have responded in splendid style. Their exhibition Orkney’s Coastal Waters is a delight, as you can see by going to it on the Artsteps site.

Sea-shapes and rock-forms: an Ian Scott retrospective

The exhibition ‘Ian Scott – a retrospective’ can be seen online at the Artsteps site. Online exhibitions use a lot of computer memory, so it is best to make sure first that all other applications are shut down, and it can take a little time to load. To start with, just clicking on an image is the simplest way around, moving from each one to its neighbour, and then furthermore possibilities can be found.

GRAEMSAY AHEAD

Katy Firth in association with Stromness Museum has put together an exhibition of 360 degree photospheres of a visit to the island. With each of the images, you can turn it round a full 360 degrees, to see the full range of views from your vantage point. You can go direct to the exhibition, and she is also going to provide online guidance as to how to make the best use of it.

SQUADRON COMMANDER DUNNING AND HIS AIRCRAFT

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Naval historian David Hobbs reflects on the career and life of Squadron Commander Dunning, the first man to land an aircraft onto a moving ship - in Scapa Flow in 1917.

55 YEARS OF THE BRITTEN-NORMAN ISLANDER

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Retired neurosurgeon John Firth’s chance encounter with John Britten and Desmond Norman resulted in their meeting Willie Logan, whose company in Muir of Ord were building the Tay Road Bridge and needed to fly welders from the Highlands to Dundee. ...

FROM AIRSHIPS TO THE SPACE RACE: WOMEN’S TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS

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Engineering historian Dr Nina Baker looks at the technical contributions by women mathematicians and engineers to aeronautical engineering development in the 20th century, including the design of the R101 airship and solving the crash problems of the De Havilland Comet.

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