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25 March 2017
MAGNUS 900 - 15 April 2017

 

Saturday 15 April

Re-enactment of the martyrdom of Magnus (Please note this event is now full due to ferry capacity- if you would like your name to be placed on a reserve list please contact us)

We begin the weekend with a special opportunity to visit to the island of Egilsay, the place of Magnus’ martyrdom. The visit will begin with a short moment of prayer at the St Magnus memorial cairn before volunteers lead a re-enactment of the martyrdom. Guests are invited to participate in the script in support of either Magnus or Hakon whilst the Mayfield Singers perform a number of special musical elements at St Magnus Church. If you would like to play a part in the event then find out more by contacting Ragnhild.Ljosland@uhi.ac.uk at the Centre for Nordic Studies.

The Egilsay community will be providing light refreshments and there will the opportunity to have a go at some viking inspired games and to further explore the island.

Important event information:

Ferry departs Tingwall 08:40 and returns to Tingwall at 14.30

These events are free of charge however Ferry tickets must be booked and paid for in advance by calling Orkney Ferries on 01856 872044 (Tingwall – 751360) stating ‘Magnus 900’

Please note ferry tickets are very limited

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing

 

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