The consultation on plans to improve the main entrance at St Magnus Cathedral comes to an end this week.
A final event takes place at 19:00 at the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, on Wednesday 7 August – a chance for Cathedral users and the wider Orkney public to hear about the main points and questions raised since the consultation was launched in early July.
The proposed work would involve creating wheelchair access to the Cathedral’s west door. This would be achieved by raising the existing flagstones, with a slope running from the south side to provide access for all at the main entrance.
This would be the only change to the Cathedral externally. The outer wooden doors leading into the Cathedral will remain in place and will in turn lead to a new internal entrance vestibule created from oak and glass.
Feedback from the consultation will be reported to a future meeting of Orkney Islands Council’s St Magnus Cathedral Sub-committee before final decisions on the proposed work are made.