The St Magnus Way project to create a virtual experience and improve accessibility on the physical route has won a £2,500 award from the Calor Rural Community Fund.
“In the Literary Pilgrimage project, we put out posters with texts by Orkney writers along the 55 mile pilgrimage route. The locations are chosen so that they fit with the text, and what you can see from there.”
The St Magnus Way is entered into the £2,500 funding category and is competing for one of six awards of that amount.
On 4th June the St Magnus Way launched a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with Calor Gas with an initial target of £1,500.
Around 15 people gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the final section of the St Magnus Way.
Guided walk Saturday 19th of October starting 10am
Eoin Harcus, representing Evie and Rendall Community Council, unveiled the St Magnus Way interpretation board by the slipway.
The theme for this section of the Way is Forgiveness reflecting on whether Hakon was sorry for the murder of Magnus.
On Saturday 27th July at 10.00am at the Finstown Car Park there will be a short commissioning of the interpretation board
The new marker stone and display board for the Dounby – Finstown section of the St Magnus Way was dedicated at a short ceremony on Saturday 15th of June by Councillor Rachael King and Rev John Butterfield.