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Mapping Magnus talk comes to Birsay

Mapping Magnus talk comes to Birsay
28 May 2018

A talk taking place in Birsay next month will tell the story of an important research and archaeology project carried out as part of the Magnus 900 commemorations.

Mapping Magnus was a major community archaeology research and training project commissioned by Orkney Islands Council and carried out by the University of Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, which delivered a programme of activities and events that explored the story of St Magnus and medieval Orkney.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund activities included archive research; storytelling and collecting; geophysical, walkover, coastal and noust surveys; excavations and community and schools workshops.

The talk, to be delivered by Dr Sarah Jane Gibbon and Dan Lee takes place in the Birsay Community Hall on 6 June at 19:30. The event is free and there is no need to book.

For more on the project visit https://archaeologyorkney.com/.

In 2017 Orkney marked the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus. Between April and December people from Orkney came together through a durational programme of activity to celebrate the life of St Magnus. The anniversary played host to a number of one-off projects whilst many of Orkney's best known festivals curated special activity and events linked with the St Magnus story.