St Magnus Day
16 Apr 2017
Magnus Erlendsson was one of the Norse earls of Orkney who became its patron saint. Although the exact date of his martyrdom is uncertain, we will mark the 900th anniversary in 2017.
To commemorate this historic anniversary, an Orkney wide cultural programme of events will take place throughout the year, with activities, performances, education, and research, including an exploration of the contemporary relevance of the Magnus story today.