Kronprinsparet til Orknøyene

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Kronprins Haakon og kronprinsesse Mette-Marit. Arkivfoto: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix / kongehuset.no

Kronprins Haakon og kronprinsesse Mette-Marit skal være med på åpningen av den store St.Magnusfestivalen i Kirkwall, hovedstaden på Orknøyene, 16. og 17.juni, skriver VG.

Kirkwall. Foto: selfcateringkirkwall.co.uk

Kronprinsparet skal overvære åpningskonserten, urfremføringen av “I, Pilgrim”, skrevet av dramatikeren Jon Fosse med musikk av skotske Alasdair Nicolson, som også er kunstnerisk leder av festivalen.

“I, Pilgrim” fremføres av Trondheimsolistene og BBC Singers.

Orknøyene, rett nord for Skottland, var, sammen med Shetland, som ligger nord for Orknøyene, under norsk styre fram til slutten av 1400-tallet.

St.Magnus-katedralen i Kirkwall. Foto: wikipedia.org

Orknøyenes flagg vitner om øygruppens sterke historiske og kulturrelle bånd til Norge.

Orknøyene har vel 20,000 innbyggere, ca.halvparten bor i Kirkwall, der den storslagne St.Magnus-katedralen, påbegynt i 1137, er hovedstadens store attraksjon.

St.Magnus-festivalen: www.stmagnusfestival.com – St Magnus Festival

Kongehuset: www.kongehuset.no – Kongehuset.no

Les mer her: www.discover-orkney.co.uk – www.orkneyislands.info – www.visitscotland.com

Kirkwall bywww.orkneyjar.com/orkney/kirkwall

Kilde: VG, papirutgaven. Nett: www.vg.no

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Norwegian med to nye USA-ruter fra Skottland og Irland

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Norwegian øker satsingen ut fra Storbritannia og Irland og lanserer to nye ruter til New York, skriver Travel News, som siteter London-avisen The Guardian.

Den ene ruten går fra Skottlands hovedstad Edinburgh, den andre fra Shannon eller Cork i Irland.

Prisene starter på 56 pund – rundt 595 kroner – én vei.

Den eneste andre Norwegian-ruten mellom Storbritannia og New York går fra selskapets base på London Gatwick.

Kilder: www.travelnews.no, The Guardian

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Titanic Belfast til topps

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Titanic Belfast (bildet) er kåret til Europas beste attraksjon. Temaparken i Nord-Irlands hovedstad danket ut harde konkurenter som La Sagrada Familia-katedralen i Barcelona. Eiffeltårnet i Paris og Colosseum i Roma, og gikk helt til topps i World Travel Awards 2016, skriver Se og Hør.

Parken i Belfast er verdens største Titanic-besøksopplevelse, med beliggenhet der det legendariske skipet ble bygget og sjøsatt.

Museet huser blant annet seks etasjer med interaktive gallerier og gjenstander fra skipet.

RMS Titanic, verdens daværende største passasjerskip, ble bygget ved verftet Harland and Wolff i Belfast, og ble sjøsatt 31.mai 1911. Titanic sank i Nord-Atlanteren 15.april 1912, på sin jomfrutur mellom Southampton og New York, etter å ha støtt på et isfjell.

Mellom 1350 og 1512 personer omkom i forliset, mens 705 overlevde. 

Les mer her: www.titanicbelfast.com

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Storbyfest i Belfast

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Belfast. Foto: wikipedia.org

Belfast, hovedstaden i den britiske provinsen Nord-Irland, er en up-and-coming storby, og det er lett å komme seg dit med tog fra den irske hovedstaden Dublin.

Spesielt livlig er det under Belfast International Arts Festival, som går av stabelen i perioden 11.-30.oktober, skriver Se og Hør.

Les mer her: www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARDIFF: SIXTY YEARS AS A CAPITAL HAILED

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Cardiff

Cardiff has celebrated 60 years since being declared the capital of Wales.

On December 20, 1955, the government declared the city to be Wales’ capital, following a campaign by the city council and a ballot of Welsh local authorities.

The great and good of the city have hailed how Capital status has enabled Cardiff to grow “beyond all recognition” into a world-class centre for sport, culture and beyond, reports walesonline.co.uk

See the whole news story at www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/happy-birthday-cardiff-sixty-years-10629481

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk

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MATFEST HELE ÅRET I NORD-IRLAND

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I Nord-Irland feires Year of Food and Drink i hele 2016. Hver eneste dag er viet til kokker og delikatesser fra alle distrikter og små avkroker, melder Jump Into Ireland i en pressemelding. Det skriver Dagbladet.

Noe av formålet er å vise fram Nord-Irlands mange gamle mattradisjoner. Folk i den britiske provinsen er stolte av alt fra kjøtt og spesialbrød, til håndlagde oster, brennevin, eksklusive sjokolader. og lokalt øl.

Det blir en rekke matfestivaler og et nytt matrelatert tema hver måned.

Kilde: Dagbladet

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EDINBURGH AIRPORT HAILS NEW TOURISM CAMPAIGN

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A dramatic sound and light installation in St Andrew Square, a design expo at Edinburgh Airport and a celebration of style at the National Museum of Scotland are to be held in the Scottish capital next year as part of a new tourism campaign, www.edinburghnews.scotsman reported.

The Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Royal Botanic Garden and the Filmhouse will also be taking part in Scotland’s first ever year of architecture and design.

More than 420 events will be held the length and breadth of the country for the Scottish Government-backed Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, which follows celebrations of the county’s Food and drink, wild landscapes and the cultural scene.

The £800,000 initiative – which will include a dedicated Festival of Architecture running from spring until autumn – aims to “shine the spotlight on some of Scotland’s greatest assets, icons and hidden gems”.

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra will be helping to cast St Andrew Square in a new light in a two-month project celebrating connections between Scotland and Europe and drawing inspiration from the work of early photographic pioneers Hill and Adamson.

The Botanics will be hosting a weekend of special activities to celebrate the official launch of an 18th century cottage, which has been painstakingly rebuilt at the attraction. 
The Filmhouse will stage a month of specially-chosen films inspired by the tourism campaign, which coincides with the unveiling of ten new art, design, fashion, science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland in the summer.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport said: “This exciting showcase and its accompanying events programme will promote Scotland’s contemporary designers and makers nationally and internationally.”

“As the busiest airport in Scotland the Design Expo has the real potential to celebrate and showcase sophisticated design in a world-class display to an unprecedented audience.”

Read more at www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-airport-hails-new-tourism-campaign-1-3953670

Source: www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com

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FEARS EDINBURGH “FESTIVAL TAX” COULD PRICE TOURISTS OUT OF THE CITY

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Hospitality businesses in Edinburgh could be hit with a controversial ?festival tax? designed to raise up to £15m for the city.

Read more at www.bighospitality.co.uk/Business/Fears-Edinburgh-festival-tax-could-price-tourists-out-of-the-city

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NEW BELFAST TO BRUSSELS ROUTE ANNOUNCED

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Belgium’s leading airline Brussels Airlines has announced a new route from Belfast city to Brussels.

Northern Ireland will be linked five times a week with the European Capital by a Brussels Airlines 97-seater jet, www.u.tv reported.

The new service will start on 27 March next year and flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

The launch of the Belfast service also means that Belgian aviation is back in Ireland after an absence of 15 years.

“We are delighted that we can add Ireland to our continuously growing map of European destinations,” Brussels Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Lars Redeligx said.

“On a weekly basis we will offer close to 1000 seats on the route. Belfast is an important touristic, administrative and economic destination.

“Thanks to our investment in this new service we give the region also access to our Brussels Airlines and Star Alliance network. This is not only great news for the inhabitants of the Belfast area but also for the economy and the tourism industry in Ireland.”

Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive of George Best Belfast City Airport, added: “2015 has been a very successful year for Belfast City Airport with passengers numbers expected to be up 10% on last year.

“We have had our sights set on increasing connectivity with key European destinations and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on these promises commencing both an Amsterdam and Brussels service.”

The new route has been welcomed by both business and tourism officials.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s announcement is really good news for tourism to Northern Ireland in 2016.”

“We look forward to co-operating with Brussels Airlines to maximise the promotion of this new flight to Belfast. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated ” they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”

Invest NI’s Chief Executive, Alastair Hamilton welcomed the announcement as it will help boost business links to Northern Ireland.

“Invest Northern Ireland is strongly committed to supporting the Northern Ireland Executive?s aim of enhancing direct air linkages between Northern Ireland and Europe as a vital contributor to economic Development,” he said.

“This new air route will be strategically important in helping to deliver this objective.”

“Our local exporters will now be positioned to take advantage of the direct connectivity it will offer to Brussels but also be able to use this service as a springboard further into Europe.”

Gerry Lennon, Chief Executive, Visit Belfast, added: “This brand new Brussels-Belfast air link will be hugely significant in our targeted efforts to promote Belfast as an attractive, modern and cosmopolitan city break destination to one of our key European markets and will be essential to assisting us in promoting our award-winning credentials as a leading, easy-to-access destination for major international conferences, meetings and events.”

“As the capital of an expanding Europe, Brussels is a major tourism market for the city and this new route will assist us greatly as we look to bring in even greater numbers of business and leisure visitors. It also strengthens our European connections further and will allow many more visitors to travel to Belfast, and to Northern Ireland, both directly and indirectly.”

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ORKNEY’S ST.MAGNUS CATHEDRAL TO UNDERGO LASER SCANNING

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A 12th Century cathedral in Kirkwall, capital of the Orkneys in Scotland, is to undergo a laser scan as part of efforts to preserve the building, www.bbc.com reports.

The project, which will record every last detail of Orkney’s St Magnus Cathedral, is to begin later this year.

Orkney Islands Council is currently looking for experts to carry out detailed scans of the internal and external structure of the cathedral.

A 3D record of the building can then be compared with future scans to detect any changes in its fabric.

It will allow for analyses of weathering, erosion, decay, moss build-up or shifts due to subsidence.

It is also hoped the scans can be used to aid research and enhance tourism by developing digital tours of the cathedral under separate proposals for a major exhibition on the history of Kirkwall.

The Society of the Friends of St Magnus Cathedral have given the project their backing, committing to contribute half of the costs of the laser scanning.

The society’s secretary David Oddie said they were delighted to be contributing.

He said: “It goes right to the core of our chief aim – protecting and safeguarding the condition of this majestic building. The joint funding of this work is a reflection of the good relationship we’ve had with the council for many years.”

The Romano-Gothic cathedral, built from red and yellow sandstone, is of international significance.

The foundations were placed in 1137, and the building, dedicated to Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney, took about 300 years to build.

It was assigned to the inhabitants of Kirkwall by King James III of Scotland in a charter dated 1486.

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