Tag Archives: Orkney

Helping Orkney’s Native Wildlife Thrive

The Orkney Islands, just off the north east coast of Scotland, are home to priceless natural heritage and it’s this unique environment that the Orkney Native Wildlife Project protects. Although the combined land area of the 70 islands is less … Continue reading

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#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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