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.
“”transport is now the highest emitting sector in Scotland, responsible for roughly 36% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Emissions are largely unchanged on 1990 levels.”
“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.
“Maybe I needed to be shaken out of the comfort-zone acquired in lock down. But also, maybe I need to take a bit of time to adjust – see how to proceed. “
On 4th June the St Magnus Way launched a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with Calor Gas with an initial target of £1,500.
“on the last weekend of May, we were wondering where we would go as our first farther away outing – walking farther afield, outdoors, should be OK. “
“We look across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson, from where he headed out, rampaging. “
Getting outside for daily exercise is important – cycling or walking near your home. People should not be driving to beaches or parks in order to walk their dog. There are plenty of places near your home in Orkney where it is pleasant to walk.
Physical distancing and walking near your home as we enter week 2 of limits to our movements in Orkney.