Flight delayed by baby hedgehog on Stornoway Airport runway

A passenger flight was delayed when a baby hedgehog crossed the runway as the pilot was preparing for take-off. The Loganair flight was taxiing at Stornoway Airport, on Lewis, when the creature made a surprise appearance. The captain brought the Saab 340 aircraft to a halt at about 17:20 on Thursday and waited patiently for two minutes while the hoglet crossed. The 30 passengers were informed of the reason for the delay in their journey to Inverness in the Highlands. Neil Hughes, Loganair’s director of flight operations, said: “The captain safely avoided a prickly situation for the little hedgehog, following procedure until the animal was off the tarmac. Large Animal Sculpture Turtle “Our network extends into some of Scotland’s most remote communities so there are quite a few opportunities to see animals in the wild – and we’re always conscious to disturb them as little as possible.” Pilots operating from Stornoway regularly scan the runway for wildlife, given the rural location of the airport in the Outer Hebrides. The Supreme Court strikes down Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament in the lead-up to Brexit, in a hug...

Best known as an inventive woodworker, furniture-maker and product designer, the solo exhibition “Object, function know

Best known as an inventive woodworker, furniture-maker and product designer, the solo exhibition “Object, function know function” will exhibit the Carbondale-based artist’s sculptures and installation works. The show opens today and runs through Oct. 5. An opening reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Nelson also will give a talk for Art Base members Oct. 4. “Object” investigates space, weight and void through formal and found objects. Gestural in nature, the show mixes earthy, oxidizing tones with bright splashes of color — presenting the viewer with a unique look at pieces, parts and process. “The space is set up in way that takes you through a chronological time line,” Nelson said in an exhibition announcement. “Here you will see the play of weight, line, and void, rustic versus pristine, chaotic and rhythmic dissonance in no particular order.” The exhibition includes products and prototypes that Nelson has spent several years on, including a series of metal joints called “Knuckles,” branding for Nelson’s “Knuckles” trademark and a dimensional “Knuckles” that brings the form to life. Nelson received a MFA in sculpture with an emphasis in wood from Arizona State Universi...