Triduana Stained Glass Window - SMC091
at clerestory level of the north transept gable of St Magnus
Cathedral is a stained glass depiction of St Triduana, also
known as St Tredwell.
According to legend, St Triduana was one of a group of nuns
who accompanied St Regulus from Constantinople to Scotland.
They brought with them the relics of St Andrew. Triduana was
a beautiful woman who attracted the attentions of a Pictish
King called Nectan. On discovering that he was attracted to
her eyes she gouged them out and presented them to him on
On the Orkney Island of Papa Westray, or Papay, is a mediaeval
chapel dedicated to St Triduana. This window was created by