On the 2nd of October 1263 the Battle of Largs took place which was to be a turning point in the history of Scotland.
Ousdale Broch And The Caithness-Sutherland Border
Using a range of Latin and Old Norse texts, this talk will follow the Caithness-Sutherland border from an imagined Pictish past, through the Viking Age and the Late Norse Period, into the Early-Modern era.
Svein Asleifarsson – Orkney’s Last Sea Wolf
Described in the Saga as: ‘the greatest man the western world has ever seen in ancient and modern times’- this is part of his story.
A Tale of Two Sveins
This tale is set at a time when Orkney was ruled by the Norse Earls.
Funding Boost for The Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Orphir
£4,800 has been awarded to Orphir Community Council to improve the audio visual interpretation at the Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Orphir.
Hospitality:St Magnus Way Final Section Inaugurated in Orphir
Around 15 people gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the final section of the St Magnus Way.
The Orkneyinga Trail – Kirkwall and Beyond – A short, and not entirely reasonable, ramble about the Vikings in Orkney
The Orkneyinga Saga Trail in Kirkwall…….I’m vaguely aware that there is one, and of the Orkneyinga Saga Trail, around Orkney – I see the noticeboards when we’re out for walks
Poetry Corner: Orkneyinga Saga
On this day 16th of December in 1263 the Norwegian king, Haakon the Old, died in the Bishop’s Palace, Kirkwall, Orkney.
J Storer Clouston: Inaugural Lecture
It centered on the importance of Storer’s History of Orkney and examined it within the context of its time.