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.
“We were thinking of where to go – not too far – and we settled on Evie Sands (aka Aikerness Beach).”
On 4th June the St Magnus Way launched a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with Calor Gas with an initial target of £1,500.
Seeing Frances Pelly’s way-marker stone for the St. Magnus Way, by the bay in Finstown, got me thinking about forgiveness.
I didn’t feel like a big walk, so we went to the Bu, in Orphir, to mooch about a bit, on the beach there.
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
“Leaves are falling, all around, time I was on my way……… “ – Ramble On – Led Zeppelin