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:

Reflection on the understanding of creation in the twelfth century

Reflection on the storms that destroyed the bridge, twice

Map of the route of the second section of the St Magnus Way, from Birsay to Dounby.

Reflection on the heart as we journey to the heart of the Mainland.

A draft response to Orkney Island Council's core path consultation which closes on the 28th August.

Historical information on how the bones of Magnus came to be in the Cathedral, were thought lost after the Reformation and then rediscovered in the 1920s.

Historical information about St Olaf's Kirk, where Magnus's bones were brought to from Birsay before the Cathedral was ready.

Poem on how the St Magnus Way does not need to be declared open, written for the launch of the final section.

Description of the route from Orphir to Kirkwall

Our first set of accounts and annual report, covering the period 23 November 2016 to 31 December 2017.

A description of the route around the island of Egilsay

Our theme for the site of Magnus’s murder is peace, reflecting on the peace that his death secured, the enduring peace in the islands and, at the same time, the things which disrupt peace here and elsewhere, in us and around us.

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.

Our theme for this stage of the journey is Growth – reflecting on the growth of the cult of Magnus in the years following his death and in the shifting base of power from West to East in Orkney, as well as in our own stories of growth.

The theme for this stage is Change – reflecting on the changing landscape and ways of life over the centuries as well as our own often conflicting attitudes to change as something both welcomed and feared.

Our theme for this stage is Forgiveness – reflecting on whether Hakon was sorry for the murder of Magnus, and our own need to both receive and extend forgiveness.

Our theme for this final stage is Hospitality – reflecting on the place of feasting then and now, as well as the place of welcome afforded Magnus in Kirkwall, and the reception we ourselves anticipate.

Our annual report for 2019 detailing our achievements, our finances and our digital performance.

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.

A short overview of the historical significance of the Mans Stones and the Strathyre stone in particular.

An overview of the origins of Kirbuster as derived from its etymology and historical location.

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

Online Report for 2020

    Annual Report for 2022

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