St Magnus Way Walk on Egilsay

By Stuart Little

The weather forecast did not deter 25 walkers from gathering at Tingwall on Saturday morning for our walk on Egilsay.

Before we embarked on the Eynhallow, Eoin Harcus, representing  Evie and Rendall Community Council, unveiled the St Magnus Way interpretation board by the slipway.

St Magnus Way Tingwall

On arrival on Egilsay Edwin Dick, on behalf of the folk on Egilsay, performed the unveiling of the interpretation board for the island walk and the Rev. Fraser McNaughton anointed the waymarker stone.

St Magnus Way Egilsay

Each participant had very appropriate words on the theme of the walk, Peace.

The walk to the Martyr’s memorial monument, Mae Banks beach and St Magnus Church in light rain didn’t dampen our spirits and the very welcome tea and coffee in the Community Centre soon had us refreshed. Thanks go to Debbie Corrigan for the provision of the refreshments.

St Magnus Way Egilsay

By the time we left Egilsay we had dried out in the sun which came out to show Egilsay at its best.

St Magnus Way Egilsay

Thanks go to Frances Pelly and Iain Ashman for their artistic skills in the production of the stone and boards, the participants in the unveilings and funders Evie and Rendall Community Council, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust and LEADER for their contributions towards the costs.

St Magnus Way BirsayOur next walk, previously advertised as taking place on September 14th, from Orphir to Kirkwall has been postponed ‘till. October the 19th.

Click on the link to find out more about the St Magnus Way 

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