Friday, 16 April 2010

St Magnus Day



Today is also St Magnus day and we can see the two Orkney Flags flying from the Town Hall and the Bishop's Palace.


Margaret Tait was born on Armistice Day and died on St Magnus Day 1999 which is just excellent timing.


George Mackay Brown died on the 13th of April 1996, but his funeral was held in St Magnus Cathedral, on St Magnus Day, 14 years ago. St Magnus was one of the great inspirations to George Mackay Brown's writing and he saw the Earl's execution on Egilsay as one of the most important episodes in Orkney's rich history.


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