At each stage of their pilgrimage the story teller had recounted another part of the life of this quiet son of Earl Erlend who was to become Orkney’s saint.
There are only a few copies left of the publication available to purchase which went with the recent exhibition “The Rousay Clearances: Exodus from the Egypt of the North. “
In the 1841 census, 214 people including 41 children lived in Quandale.
“It was a time when the two independent nations of England and Scotland shared one king. It was a time of Covenanters and Cavaliers. It was a time of civil war, betrayal and regicide.”
‘These immense blocks of stone stood around the pirate in the grey light of the dawning, like the phantom forms of antediluvian giants.’ Sir Walter Scott
‘Nowadays, when all life on earth could be ended by the pressing of a few buttons, St Magnus, martyr and peace-maker, emerges as a more powerful and radiant symbol than ever before.’ George Mackay Brown