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

34 resources were found:

Imaginative reflection on the reception of Magnus' body

Audio recording of historical information about Kingshouse, Harray, where an unknown mound (visible to the southeast of North Bigging) is traditionally associated with a resting place of St Magnus.

Audio recording of historical information about the Knowes of Conyar, also known as St Magnus's Resting Place.

There is a rich Magnus tradition associated with an 8ft high standing stone on the top of Stoney Hill in Harray. This prehistoric stone, is the only remaining stone from a stone circle that once dominated the skyline.

There are two places in the south corner of Harray which have been suggested as resting places of Magnus: A mound called Howinawheel on the land of Winksetter and a stone at or near The Refuge. There is about a mile distance between these two places and the traditions for both rely on place-name evidence.

A small artificial island in the Loch of Wasdale (in the parish of Firth), once reached by means of submerged stepping stones, is the site of a chapel. This chapel, for which no dedication survives, has no associated burial ground, which is unusual.

The first Magnus resting place in Firth was thought to be a mound ‘somewhat to the west of Finstown with a standing stone on top’.

The name Whilcoe, now Quilco and the name of a housing estate, referred at the end of the nineteenth century to a boundary stone marking the three parishes of Birsay, Harray and Sandwick.

There are various traditions associated with the transportation of that Magnus’s shrine through the parish of Harray on the way from Birsay to Kirkwall.

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

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