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Orkney Science Festival
Sunday 6 September
2.00 – 3.30 pm, Harray Hall, Harray


Join ‘the real Harray potter’, author Andrew Appleby, to see how he has found to produce pottery from native Orkney clay as it was done 5000 years ago. Then, with local and visiting chefs, Andrew serves up a Neolithic meal of Orkney produce, with fish and meat and shellfish, so you can find out how the food of Skara might have tasted – all cooked in original ways. Afterwards there’s an opportunity to find out more and look around Fursbreck Pottery.

Talks and food £5, in aid of the RNIB. With assistance from chemist Dr Mark Cassidy from St Andrews University, potter Elaine Cassidy, and food historian Catherine Brown.

sciencefoodDemonstration of cookery: Huge crab at the bottom, then seaweed, then Lobster, seaweed, wild trout over that. When the mussels open, the potful is cooked. Slowly eat down the pot and enjoy!


"quite remarkable… an enormous 'epic' fantasy/imagined history, which is extraordinarily coherent, detailed, accessible and plausible…"

"a classic 'quest hero' of mythic proportions who is also a believable (indeed lovable) character and 'ordinary' human being…" (Hi-Arts)


Andrew Appleby Skara Novels