Here you can find the resources we are developing for the journey. These will be added to throughout the Magnus 900 year and beyond and automatically added to the smartphone app.

61 resources were found:

Earls Palace, Birsay, from the road as you walk in to the Palace.

Looking from the coast across to Eynhyallow before the track turns up to the road again.

View of the Brough of Birsay from the summit of Costa Hill.

Birsay, ancient cap[ital of Orkney was the residence of Earl Thorfinn the Mighty. Listen to find out more.

Photo of Gate leading to Costa Hill from the Loch of Swanney.

Downloadable GPX file of Evie to Birsay route for use with mapping applications, including Ordnance Survey

Mansie stones mark resting stones where Magnus's body was laid. The first resting place is a green mound in Evie and is the likely landing place of the body. It may or may not be the Broch of Gurness - listen on to hear more about this.

Imaginative reflection on the reception of Magnus' body

Imaginative reflection on the reception of Magnus' body

Our theme for this stage is Loss – reflecting on the death of Magnus, the loss of a son for his mother Thora and our own stories of loss.

Photograph of the stone cairn at the start of the mainland pilgrimage

Reflection on the understanding of creation in the twelfth century

Looking west across Aikerness to Costa Hill.

Looking back across the fisherman's hut towards Northside.

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

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