The Building of the Cathedral
The Norse Cathedral
The Usage of the Cathedral in History
The Usage of the Cathedral Today
The Art of the Cathedral
Behind the Scenes in the Cathedral
Famous Orcadians & Others With Links
Norwegian Flag - SMC129
Hanging just below the triforium in the north transept of St Magnus Cathedral is a Norwegian Flag. It is on display to symbolise the links between Orkney and Norway.
The Norwegian Flag is red with a blue cross within a white cross. The blue symbolises the ocean, red symbolises blood, and white symbolises the snow.
Orkney was once ruled by the Kings of Norway and has many historic links with Scandinavia. These links still exist in the form of Royal visits and the annual Norwegian Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.