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Daily Archives: July 24, 2009

Work full of wonderful ideas

Work full of wonderful ideas

Crossing Water, Da GadderieThe latest exhibition by Britain’s most northerly group of artists, Veer North, was launched at Farum Kulterhus in Denmark last year and then travelled to the Inchmore Gallery in Inverness before coming home this year.While entitled Crossing Waater, the exhibiti... Read more...

Good breeding season in isles

Good breeding season in isles

24/07/2009, by in

So far the seabird breeding season in Shetland has been good, with even Arctic terns fledging young. After the disastrous breeding success of recent years, this is welcome news.Arctic terns, or tirricks, usually return to the islands in the first week of May, having wintered in southern oceans, ... Read more...

The scientists leave, the whales appear

The scientists leave, the whales appear

24/07/2009, by in

It’s happened at last … I’ve managed to get killer whale on the garden list! In the past 20 years, to my know­ledge, only two pods have been in, both when I was somewhere else.This time, it all happened very unexpectedly last Saturday, when a knock on the door from my neigh­bour Lawrence... Read more...