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John O Groats - Science Festival Exhibit

Starting at 00:00 on the 24 February 2018

Location: Various Locations around John O groats




Caithness International Science Festival

John O’Groats Events

John O’Groats Interactive Map

Wick Voices

The Groatie Buckie Gift Shop

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

10am – 4pm

In 2016 Wick Voices, the Wick Society's Oral History Section, embarked on an ambitious, long-term project aimed at collecting and preserving memories and information from the past. During the Caithness International Science Festival, through the use of ‘Talking Tiles,’ the aim is to create an interactive map giving information and stories about the history and heritage of John O’Groats.

Learn about the technology of sound recording.

Northern Lights

Maciej Winiarczyk

The Groatie Buckie Gift Shop

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

10am – 4pm

View wonderful film photography, highlighting the night skies of Caithness and in particular the Northern Lights (aurora borealis).

Wonder at this natural phenomenon.

A Year of Caithness Skies

Caithness Textile Artists

The Groatie Buckie Gift Shop

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

10am – 4pm

In addition to acknowledging the importance of science in the development of textiles these Caithness Textile Artists have taken inspiration from the natural environment to create ‘A Year of Caithness Skies.’

Explore the links between science and art.

Caithness: From Dawn to Dusk

Alan Hendry

The Groatie Buckie Gift Shop

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

10am – 4pm

Discover and explore Caithness through this ‘Dawn to Dusk’ photographic slideshow. Whether you visit well known attractions or investigate hidden Caithness, you will be amazed at the wide skies and changing light.

Explore the light and colour of sunrises and sunsets.

Around John O’Groats

Johnston Photographic Collection

The Storehouse Cafe

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

10am – 4pm

The Johnston Photographic Collection represents the work of three generations of Caithness photographers who captured images of life in and around the area between 1863 and 1975. During that period, they produced around one hundred thousand glass plate negatives. Of these, around fifty thousand survive and are held in trust by the Wick Society.

Wonder at the history and science of photography

Run of the Mill

John O’Groats Mill Development Trust

Natural Retreats Corporate Lodge

Sat 24 Feb, Sun 25 Feb

Sat 3 Mar, Sun 4 Mar

Sat 10 Mar, Sun 11 Mar

John O’Groats Mill is the last mill in Caithness to retain its machinery and fittings. Through audio and film listen to Rogni Brown describe the technology associated with the milling process and the workings of the water wheel.

Learn about the history and technology of John O’Groats Mill

Science of Brewing

John O’Groats Brewery

Natural Retreats Corporate Lodge

Sat 24 Feb, Sun 25 Feb

Sat 3 Mar, Sun 4 Mar

Sat 10 Mar, Sun 11 Mar

Through audio and film learn about the science of brewing.

Caithness Night Skies

Caithness Astronomy Group

Stacks Coffee House and Bistro – John O’Groats

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

10am – 4pm

The Caithness Astronomy Group's aim is to continue to promote and support local interest in space and astronomy. Marvel at the spectacular photography of Caithness night skies.

Marvel at the wonders of the night skies.

STEM Stories

Wick Voices

Sat 24 Feb – Fri 16 Mar

Wick Voices aims to interview people from Caithness who have made a career in the STEM subjects of science, technology engineering and maths. We are currently looking for volunteer interviewees.

Recordings will be uploaded to

www.wickheritage.org

Animal Husbandry

Puffin Croft

Puffin Croft – John O’Groats

Open Daily 10am – 6pm throughout the year

Sat 10 Mar and Sun 11 Mar

11am - Animal Husbandry

1pm - Foot Care: Goats Hoof-Cutting Demonstration

3pm - Guided Tour of the Animals with Miss Puffin

Visit Puffin Croft petting farm, as seen on T.V. Meet rabbits, goats, pygmy pigs, chickens, geese and donkeys. A brilliant experience for the whole family so come prepared with appropriate clothing!

Learn about the science of breeding and taking care of farm animals. 





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