The childrens' reliquary - SMC157

In 1987, to commemorate the 850th anniversary of the founding of St Magnus Cathedral, the children of Orkney made a pilgrimage from Egilsay to Kirkwall. They brought with them a stone from each parish and island inside a wooden reliquary.

This pilgrimage was intended to reflect the procession that would have been made when the relics of St Magnus were translated from Birsay to Kirkwall.

The wooden reliquary that was used to transport the stones can be found in the south triforium of the nave of St Magnus Cathedral.

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