Tag Archives: Orkney

#CycleForNature – The Northern Isles

Half way through the final leg of her epic active travel challenge, the end is almost in sight now for Francesca. Today in her penultimate #CycleForNature blog post she tells us about her visit to the Northern Isles. I have … Continue reading

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An Orkney reflection

Simon W. Hall is a prizewinning author and freelance writer who lives in Evie, Orkney. As well as being interested in Scottish language and literature, he is a keen observer of the nature on his doorstep. He is our guest … Continue reading

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Species of the month – lions of the sea

Any guess what this is? It is, of course, a star-forming region in the carina nebula, courtesy of NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). How about this? Imagine a sunny warm day … Continue reading

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Species of the Month – corncrake

The sound of corncrakes calling on summer nights was once a feature of meadows across Scotland. But both flower-rich grasslands and corncrakes have become scarce. For more than 40 years, Scotland has been home to almost all the corncrakes that … Continue reading

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Species of the month – Scottish primrose

This small plant is one of the very few species found in Scotland and nowhere else in the world. Within Scotland, it grows in only a small part of the north mainland coast and some of the islands in Orkney. … Continue reading

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A Scots-Orcadian take on Eynhallow

Our guest blogger today is Dr. Simon Hall, who has provided a posting written in Orcadian/Scots. Simon works as a teacher in Orkney and is currently seconded to Education Scotland as Scots Language Coordinator. His piece focuses on the marine … Continue reading

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