Two talks which featured our farming heritage with a link to both the climate change emergency and our food security were: ‘The Lost Flock of St Kilda’ and ‘Make it with Oats, and try it with Bere’.
“By investing in our young people, we are all investing in a sustainable future for our islands and beyond.” Richard Ryder – Operations Manager for Stagecoach Orkney
At the 2023 Orkney International Science Festival (OISF) Neil Kermode OBE spoke about his personal view of the next 20 years in energy renewables. In this slide from Neil’s presentation, he plots the weight and volume against energy on a chart.
The original remnants were recovered in 1901 from the wreck of a Roman ship off the island of Antikythera in Greece, giving it its name. Initially it looked just like a mass of bronze and wood, corroded after its time under the sea, and was largely ignored as it looked too complex to be contemporary with the other finds in the ship, and was thought to be from a much later period.
The Vintage Club display on Broad Street as part of the Orkney International Science Festival is always impressive -and 2023 didn’t disappoint. Here’s a short film of what was on show.
Missing only a full moon, the lonesome wail of a coyote and a fire with a coffee pot on it, The Driftwood Cowboys performed to a packed Thursday night Orkney Club crowd, taking us on a journey through Cowboy musical culture.
Orkney’s ferries are ageing and fuel-prodigal – but what can replace them? Could it be new energy-efficient ships, or bridges or tunnels or causeways – or a mix of all the various options?
As part of the 2023 Orkney International Science Festival the members of Orkney Vintage Club will be holding a display this Saturday in Broad Street, Kirkwall, outside the St Magnus Cathedral
Kit Laveri plays Goddess of the Wind Zephyra, who whisks engineers James Watt (Stuart Falconer) and Archimedes (Harrison MacNeill) through space and time to an offshore wind turbine. Much debate ensues with a live experiment for audience members to design and test their own floating wind turbine.
“Having the SUN in St Magnus Cathedral will be absolutely amazing; the warm glow of the SUN and the red sandstone of the cathedral will fuse together beautifully. ” St Magnus Cathedral Custodian Fran Hollinrake