After 10 years of publication, 'Northings' (the monthly arts e-magazine for the Highlands & Islands) closed down in 2013 and is archived here. High Life Highland is pleased to enable this extensive body of work to remain accessible to the public. Please note, though, that material will not be updated or added.




Tim Wootton

Catherine Turnbull talked to Orkney-based wildlife artist Tim Wootton.

Tumim and Prendergast

Clare Gee catches up with the latest developments in the work of Matilda Tumim and Christopher Prendergast.

Cultural Change in Orkney

Writer and researcher FRANÇOIS MATARASSO introduces the HIE-commissioned study into what has made Orkney such a centre of creative energy.



Cape Farewell at the Pier

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, 8 November 2012.

Traces of Nature

Northlight Studio, Stromness, Orkney, until 29 September 2012.

Derek Williams Collection

Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, until 17 November 2012.

Diana Lesley and Other Exhibitions

Northlight Gallery, Stromness, Orkney, until 16 July 2012, and elsewhere.


Artist gives talk at the Pier Arts Centre

An exhibition of work by Orcadian artist Charles Shearer continues at the Pier Arts Centre. drawings ~ prints ~ paintings includes a large body of recent works as well as sketch books, printing plates, illustrations, books and objects.

Exhibition of artwork by Orkney’s school children goes on display at the Pier Arts Centre

A new display opened at the Pier Arts Centre on Saturday 9 February 2013 celebrating artwork by children in primary and junior secondary schools throughout Orkney, Kirkwall Grammar School and Stromness Academy.

Celtic Connections Announces Danny Kyle Open Stage 2013 Winners

The six winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage 2013.

West Side Cinema now open in Stromness

West Side Cinema, a new venture at Stromness Town Hall is now set up