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:
Advice for walking the route
Historical information about Gurness
Using stones as an aid for reflection as you walk
A poem to start the pilgrimage
Excerpt from the Magnus Saga on the death of Magnus
Imaginative reflection on the reception of Magnus' body
Imaginative reflection on the loss of a son
Historical information about Evie Old Parish Church and cemetery
Historical information about the Knowe of Stenso
An overview of the island of Eynhallow
Reflection on the understanding of creation in the twelfth century
Historical information about St Peter's Kirk in Costa
Reflection on the experience of faith falling apart.
Historical information about Chrismo
Historical information about the Mans Stane at Loch of Swannay
Reflection on the storms that destroyed the bridge, twice
Historical information about the Mans Stane at Knowe of Lingro
Historical information about the Mans Stanes at Northside in Birsay
Historical information about St Magnus Church, Birsay
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.
Poem located at the Harray Loch.
Historical information about the Naversdale Runestone, discovered in 2013.
Historical information about the island of Damsay in the Bay of Firth.
Historical information about the Earl's Bu and Round Kirk in Orphir.
Historical information about the house of Oback.
Description of the route from Finstown to Orphir.
Description of the route from Dounby to Finstown
Description of the route from Birsay to Dounby
Description of the route from Evie to Birsay.
A draft response to Orkney Island Council's core path consultation which closes on the 28th August.
Pdf version of the draft core path response.
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.
Historical information about St Magnus Cathedral.
Poem on the effort of moving through landscape.
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
Map of the route from Dounby to Finstown
Map of the route from Finstown to Orphir
Map 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.
Poem on the storm tossed landscape of Swanney.
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.
A reflection at Midhouse by Allan McCafferty.
An imaginative piece from the perspective of a medieval pilgrim approaching the Brough of Birsay by Graeme Brown.
Annual Report for 2020.
Online Report for 2020
Description and history of the St Magnus Church, Egilsay
Annual Report for 2021.
Annual Report for 2022