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Visit to the SUN at St, Magnus Cathedral

By |April 17th, 2023|Categories: |Tags: |

Working in collaboration with University of Central Lancashire, the Sun is coming to Orkney – to the heart of the islands in St Magnus Cathedral, during this year’s Science Festival (7-13 Sept) and will be powered by green hydrogen from Orkney’s wind, wave and tidal industry.

Capture the sun’s energy at your school

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: |Tags: |

It’s a new competition for Orkney schools, finding out about a new type of solar panel. "Solar cells usually face the sun,” says competition organiser Dave Craig of the Young Engineers and Science Clubs, “but a new type of cell works with the sun on either

Westray and Evie pupils catch the wind and meet the challenge

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: , |Tags: , |

Westray and Evie schools are the winners of the 2022 Blyth Challenge. The Challenge, named after Scottish 19th-century wind energy pioneer James Blyth, set a target for schools: to design and build a model wind turbine; or alternatively to produce a research portfolio on wind power. It

Orkney Aviation Festival 2022

By |August 25th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , |

This year’s Aviation Festival looks back at one of the most daring pioneer flights – the first flight across the North Sea in 1914 by the Norwegian Trygve Gran. It looks back too at the crucial moment in April 1940 when the skies over Orkney had European significance. It looks

Writing Competition

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: |Tags: |

Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories at the Orkney International Science Festival, with The George Mackay Brown Fellowship Wirdsmit writing group and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) – guest judge Ken MacLeod. To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories we are using the power of creativity to imagine the future, and with a little help from the renewable energy experts at EMEC, we’re launching an exciting science fiction creative writing competition.


By |July 3rd, 2022|Categories: |Tags: |

Fire on the Amazon, fire in the Arctic. Orkney’s rocks forming in an ancient lake. Dinosaurs with wings. The origins of the potato, and the origins of Orkney’s own grain. The days of early radio. The Caithness genius who invented the fax machine, and the electric clock as well. The

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