Orkney holds a very special place in many people's affections. I have always been impressed by the 'can do' attitude of island life. Whether it's marine enrgy, community wind turbines or tourism; there is always a great story. John Skuse from Eday was a great advocate of the Orcadian wind turbine experience. As an engineer, he also had a couple of great insights into project complexity. At the Community Energy Scotland Conference, in a busy ( noisy ) break, he fills us in.