anniversary children's pilgrimage - SMC121
1987 the children of Orkney took part in a pilgrimage for
St Magnus. This was to mark the 850th year since the Cathedral's
The pilgrimage began on Egilsay, the location of St Magnus's
Martrydom, and progressed by relay around the West Mainland.
After passing through Evie, Birsay, Sandwick, Stenness and
Orphir, the pilgrimage arrived at St Magnus Cathedral in the
presence of HRH The Queen.
As a reminder of the occasion each parish, or island, provided
a sea washed stone to embellish a font. The font is now placed
in the St Rognvald Chapel in the Cathedral. An account of
the pilgrimage can also be found in the chapel.