Westray and Evie pupils catch the wind and meet the challenge
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 was run by Dave Craig from SCDI Young Engineers and
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME SCANS PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
New insights into the origins of bere in Orkney fields, and of potatoes on a high Bolivian plateau. Ship design for Neolithic seas and for polar icy waters today. Orkney genes and patterns of human disease. A new field of engineering with the single remit: find a path to the future. These are some of the elements of the
Scottish award for Slovenian anniversary tune
A tune specially written by one of Orkney’s best-known fiddle players for a Science Festival Slovenian anniversary has won a national music award.
Following the Festival
Orkney International Science Festival director Howie Firth reflects on seven action-packed days of the 2021 festival – from views of coasts shaped by wave and storm to concerts of music inspired by the stars.
Programme 2021 Announcement
The programme is launching! The sea runs through the Orkney International Science Festival programme in this Year of Coasts and Waters in Scotland, as director Howie Firth explains. From the physics of wind power for tall ships to new developments in offshore wind and tidal turbines, past and present come together in an island setting, with
Festival seeks Assistant Director
Orkney International Science Festival is looking for an Assistant Director. It’s a short-term post to the end of September, with the potential for continuation and development of the role into 2022 and beyond.