The 2019 pilgrimage season is nearly upon us. We've been hard at work behind the scenes and are delighted to give you advance warning of events throughout 2019.

There's another opportunity to have a guided pilgrimage of each section of the St Magnus Way on Saturdays throughout the year, where we'll also be launching interpretation boards and carved stone section markers by Frances Pelly at the start of each section of the St Magnus Way. Do join us!

Here are the dates of the events we have planned in 2019. Further information will follow nearer the time.​

  • 13 April - 10am launch of Gurness stone and interpretation board and pilgrimage to Birsay
  • 16 April - Mark Calder runs the St Magnus Way, raising funds for Embrace the Middle East, using a rib to start on Egilsay at 7am and finish in Kirkwall in time to get back for the St Magnus Day service in St Magnus Church Birsay at 7.30pm.
  • 11 May - 10am launch ​of Birsay stone and interpretation board and pilgrimage to Dounby
  • 15 June - 10am launch of Dounby stone and interpretation board and pilgrimage ​to Finstown. A second board will be part of this installation, paid for by local businesses and community councils, detailing all the things there are to do in Dounby and the wider area.
  • 27 July - 10am launch of Finstown stone and interpretation board and pilgrimage ​to Orphir
  • 17 August -8.40am ferry for launch of Egilsay stone and interpretation board and pilgrimage around Egilsay with option to spend the afternoon on Rousay.
  • 14 September - 10am launch of Orphir stone and interpretation board and pilgrimage to Kirkwall

Published on March 19th 2019

This project is being part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney LEADER 2014 – 2020 Programme

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