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January 28th, 2020|, |

We moved to a new venue at Kirkwall Grammar School, with a wealth of activities for every one to enjoy, and we had a great turnout of people. You could control an underwater robot, or make a map or a rocket, or paper from natural materials. You could find out about seashells and the creatures that live in them. You could learn about kelvins and candelas, or how to make your garden bee-friendly. You could make a molecule or a geometric lantern. You could find out how to make your own toothpaste, build a wind turbine, or run an electric car.

Highlights from Foraging Fortnight in 2019

January 22nd, 2020|, |

We had a great time with the foraging events in the 2019 Festival. They came about through the LEADER-funded initiative covering five Scottish regions, and they added a whole new dimension to the programme, and to the weekends before and after. There was more foraged food to enjoy at the Neolithic dinner where chef Sam Britten and his team produced an amazing meal. There is wonderfully atmospheric account of it in the Orkney News by Bernie Bell.

Foraging Programme 2019

August 28th, 2019|, |

Foraging Programme 2019 The first Scottish Foraging Fortnight is producing a rich harvest of events and experiences for this year’s Festival programme. There are foraging outings and shore walks, food tastings and seaweed workshops, accounts of wild food north of the Arctic Circle and new menu approaches in Copenhagen. And 20-year-old Zeki Basan, glacier guide and wilderness instructor, will

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