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Walking, Talking & the Music of Max on Hoy

Walking Archaeological Talk, Hoy, 17th June

To celebrate the time Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Max) lived in Hoy, Dan Lee, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist, will be completing a ‘Walking Talk’ to ‘Max’s’ former croft at Rackwick.

  • Walk starts: Moaness Pier, Hoy
  • Time: 10am
  • Date: 17 June 2017
  • Bus back from Rackwick to Hoy Kirk to see the exhibition celebrating Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ time in Rackwick
  • Take the Ferry from Stromness at 9.30am, returning on the 4.30pm from Moaness Pier
Old Man of Hoy

Old Man of Hoy ( F Grahame)

With the music of Max in mind, the walk will explore the landscape of Hoy, taking in the archaeology, heritage and folklore through the valley. Recent archaeological surveys have recorded numerous sites and points of interest. The walk is approximately five miles in length and can be difficult in parts – especially if the weather has been wet. Bring a packed lunch as there are no shops at Rackwick.

Starting at 10 am on 17th June, the walk will finish above Bunnertoon, Max’s home during his most prolific years, with a view across the township.

Walkers will have ample time to explore the Hoy Max exhibition that examines how the island and its people shaped the composer’s life and music and how Max contributed to the small island community.

There is no charge for the event and everyone is welcome to join. The day links in with the Hoy Max exhibition being held in Hoy Kirk from 12-25 June.

Contact hoyheritage@btinternet.com to book your place.

See Hoy Heritage for more details on their exhibition HOY MAX https://hoyheritage.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/see-walk-hear-the-music-of-rackwick/

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