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WALK: ORPHIR BAY CIRCULAR

”One of my favourite walks on my local patch, this 2-3 mile circular walk follows a path along the Orphir coastline with views out over Scapa Flow and the islands. Discover the wildlife that you can find in a variety of habitats, including a small pocket of woodland. The walk is on a mixture of paths and quiet roads."

FESTIVAL OPENING

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To mark the 25th anniversary of friendship and collaboration between Orkney International Science Festival and the Slovenian Science Foundation, this year Festival is opened by two people at the start of their careers. Dr Gavin Woodbridge from North Ronaldsay graduated this year in medicine from the University of Edinburgh. Dr Zarja Muršič ...

REBUILDING THE SOIL

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Soil regeneration is the theme of Prof. Karen Johnson’s opening talk in the 2021 Orkney International Science Festival. Since industrialisation, two-thirds of all global greenhouse gas emissions have come from fossil fuels. And remarkably, the other third has come from the land. ...

TO TAKE THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE TO THE SEA

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Long thought a fable, the Arctic route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans had its final link identified by Dr John Rae. Half a century later, Roald Amundsen made the journey in a fishing vessel, although only after several years of voyaging and overwintering. ...

THE WIND ON THE SEA AND THE ENERGY FUTURE

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Blocks of seabed leased for offshore wind represent a massive proportion of the UK’s future electricity demand, with some 19 GW (around one-fifth of current demand) within 100 kilometres of Orkney harbours. Could Orkney become a service base for the new offshore wind ...

TURNING THE TIDE

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The world’s most powerful, most technologically advanced tidal turbine is currently generating energy in Orkney waters at the EMEC test site at the Falls of Warness. The design concept has its origins in Stromness, with the company that is today Orbital Marine Power. ...

FLIGHTS AND FERRIES TO THE FUTURE

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Transport is the highest emitting sector of greenhouse gases for the UK: aviation and shipping combined represent over 11% of the total. For Orkney, where air and sea provide lifeline services for island ...

FIVE STARS IN AURIGA

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The stars and their origins are the theme of three works by the Scottish composer Edward McGuire – interwoven here with stories from the Scottish Borders of lives connected by astronomy and space.

THE FESTIVAL CLUB

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... with this evening’s guests including composer Eddie McGuire, trumpeter Bede Williams and flautist Ewan Robertson.

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