Here you can find the resources we are developing for the journey. Many of these are linked to the smartphone app.

64 resources were found:

An imaginative piece from the perspective of a medieval pilgrim approaching the Brough of Birsay by Graeme Brown.

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

Birsay, the ancient capital 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 Swannay.

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

A reflection on our theme for this section, Loss at the end of a day's pilgrimage from Evie to Birsay.

A short overview of Birsay's significance as the seat of the Earls of Orkney up until the death and reinterment of St Magnus in the 12th century.

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

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.

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

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