By Fiona Grahame “No greater ring-giver ever roamed with warguard” Earl Thorfinn The Mighty (1014 – c1060) ruled over lands in Orkney, Shetland, The Hebrides, Northern Scotland and parts of Ireland from […]
By Fiona Grahame Earl Sigurd The Stout straddled the Celtic and Pagan Worlds. The life and death of this powerful Viking ruler of Orkney marks a pivotal point of transition in the […]
On the 2nd of October 1263 the Battle of Largs took place which was to be a turning point in the history of Scotland.
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.
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.
This tale is set at a time when Orkney was ruled by the Norse Earls.
£4,800 has been awarded to Orphir Community Council to improve the audio visual interpretation at the Orkneyinga Saga Centre, 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
On this day 16th of December in 1263 the Norwegian king, Haakon the Old, died in the Bishop’s Palace, Kirkwall, Orkney.