Orkney Islands Council has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project to delve into the landscapes, seascapes and places where the Magnus story unfolded.
The Mapping Magnus project will support a wide range of research, workshops and training activities aimed at uncovering new knowledge about the saint, medieval Orkney and the continued significance of this period.
Supported by HLF’s Our Heritage fund, the project will be centred on Palace Village, Birsay, which was the secular and episcopal centre of the earldom at this time. From there, research and investigation will emanate outwards, looking backwards to Egilsay and forwards to Kirkwall, establishing the historical and contemporary connections between these key locations.
There will be many opportunities to get involved through this project and hands on with heritage, Inc. research, survey and excavation. If you would like to find our more or get involved please get in touch using the details on the contact page of this website.