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Orkney – prehistoric sites and friendly people

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Joy had politely complimented the five musicians during a 90-minute jam session in the atmospheric Reel Bar in central Kirkwall.As the clock ticked towards 11.00pm the white-haired mandolin player suddenly plucked the first notes...

Letter from Scotland

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The other day I found myself cycling along the old Penicuik railway line just south of Edinburgh and I came across this wonderful viaduct across the River Esk.  Why can’t we build something beautiful...

Portobello Book Festival 2017: A Community Triumph

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These days there are book festivals everywhere you look, from the dizzy heights of Hay-on-Wye to the cultured calm of Cheltenham.  Last weekend, however, I went out to the seaside to visit a festival...

Edinburgh wave energy company releases exceptional data

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Edinburgh-based Aquamarine Power has today published operational information gathered during months of testing their Oyster 800 wave machine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. The academic analysis examines data generated by the...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Animal Art: new mosaics, lino-cuts and monoprints from artist Freya Levy. Private view tonight 6-8pm, Glass & Thompson, 2 Dundas Street. Refreshments provided! Exhibition continues until Christmas: read The Edinburgh Reporter's article about Freya's work here.National Museum...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Lots of Christmassy things this week, from craft fairs to carols and music to markets - but if the very thought of anything festive sends you running from the room, fear not - there...

Letter from Scotland

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We are now into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Low sunshine is lighting up the yellowing trees. The days are getting cooler, the wind more insistent. Scotland has had a blissfully mild...

Paolozzi at the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney

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The Pier Arts Centre is a lovely place to go to in Stromness. It has great wifi which endeared it to The Edinburgh Reporter visiting earlier this week.But looking around it has many assets...

Edinburgh Wave energy company wins major award

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Edinburgh-based wave energy developer, Aquamarine Power, was honoured with a major award for innovation this week in recognition of its cutting edge Oyster wave energy technology.The company won first prize in the ‘Product and...

New wave energy device sets sail from Leith

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Following its manufacture and testing in Leith, ScottishPower Renewables’ new P2 Pelamis wave power device sets sail for the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney today where it will undergo further trials.Commenting, SNP Energy Spokesperson Mike...

Aquamarine Power announce Ground-breaking marine energy Finance deal

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Aquamarine Power, the pioneering wave energy company, has agreed a £3.4 million loan with Barclays Corporate in a deal that marks an important milestone for investment in the marine energy sector.The groundbreaking transaction is...

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