Orkney Islands Council has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project to delve into the landscapes, seascapes and places where the Magnus story unfolded

For further details click on the link 


14 May 2017NEW Logo and Rack Card



Thanks to funding for our project Enhancing the Egilsay profile, facility & amenity from the above initiative we have been able to design a Logo and Rack Card



The logo will be used on our website, correspondence and all promotional material from Egilsay Community Association and reflects our unique position within the Orkney Archipelago.

St Magnus Church - Representing our unique landmark that can be seen for miles around from any direction.

A stylised bird - Representing a wealth of wildlife

A green swathe - Representing the pastures, meadows and wetlands

A blue wave - Representing our geographical location as an island community.


Please click on link to view proof


This has gone to print and will be displayed in local outlets, visitor centres and the ferry very soon.

This gives visitors a brief idea of what to expect on Egilsay and provides details for the St Magnus Way and Egilsay Community Association Websites along with contact details for Orkney Ferries.

We were given kind permission from David McNeish to use the St Magnus Way logo and map.


26 April 2017MAGNUS in the Orkney Archive

Want to learn more about St Magnus?

MAGNUS in the Orkney Archive

26 April 2017Traditional Latin Mass Saturday 20 May


Saturday 20th May

A Traditional Latin Mass will take place at

St Magnus Church - Egilsay 


For further details click on the link below

Traditional Latin Mass


16 April 2017MAGNUS 900 EGILSAY


Saturday 15th April 2017

Easter weekend  the start of many events commemorating 900 years since MAGNUS lost his life here on Egilsay.

What a fantastic day we had.

A glorious day in April when 80 or so folk took the boat from Tingwall to Egilsay and came to pay homage to St Magnus the Martyr on our small isle which has its place forever in history.

Prayers, re - enactments, song, storytelling, viking games, art work from Rousay Community School and Soup and Scones provided by the Pier Restaurant - Rousay.

Thanks to one and all who made this a very special day for us here on Egilsay



The photos speak for themselves but special thanks to the pupils and teachers of Rousay Community School for the fantastic art work - many, many days work to produce the stained glass windows telling the the story of St Magnus.

The Pier Restaurant Rousay for fabulous soup and scones

...and of course Antony Mottershead - OIC Arts Officer who pulled it all together


Many Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a brilliant day 

Egilsay Community Association 


04 April 2017JOIN MAGNUS 900 EVENTS

Join Magnus 900 events in Birsay

Saturday 15th April

12 places are available on Harvey Groat’s boat – The Charles-Ann for any residents of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre who wish to attend the afternoon and evening events in Birsay as part of the Magnus 900 opening


Transport is free and will connect with a mini bus at Tingwall for return travel to and from Birsay.
The boat will depart Egilsay at 14.00 followed by Rousay and Wyre depending on attendees and return from Tingwall at 22.00.

Please contact antony.mottershead@orkney.gov.uk

to book and for further information.

7 Waves (St Magnus Church Birsay, 15.30)

Artists Erlend Brown and Dave Jackson will unveil a new installation based on George Mackay Brown’s “Tryst on Egilsay”. The 7 poems have provided the inspiration and visual imagery for the large fabric waves which will be suspended from the ceiling of St Magnus Church during the remainder of the summer before touring to Shetland.

A Jar of Light (Birsay Community Hall, 18.30)

Join us at the Birsay Community Hall for a very special evening. The Birsay Drama Group will present A Jar of Light specially written for Magnus 900 by Orkney writer Pamela Beasant. The evening will include a traditional Orkney supper followed by music from Kirsty Drever and Jake Watson, Camron Dowell and members of

the Song Shop Choir.

Important event information:

This events are free of charge thanks to support from the Big Lottery’s Celebrate Fund
Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis

For more information about these and other Magnus 900 events visit


27 March 2017MARCH 2017 Newsletter

Egilsay Community Association


To view the latest Newsletter - please click on the link below


March 2017 Newsletter

25 March 2017MAGNUS 900 - 15 April 2017


Saturday 15 April

Re-enactment of the martyrdom of Magnus (Please note this event is now full due to ferry capacity- if you would like your name to be placed on a reserve list please contact us)

We begin the weekend with a special opportunity to visit to the island of Egilsay, the place of Magnus’ martyrdom. The visit will begin with a short moment of prayer at the St Magnus memorial cairn before volunteers lead a re-enactment of the martyrdom. Guests are invited to participate in the script in support of either Magnus or Hakon whilst the Mayfield Singers perform a number of special musical elements at St Magnus Church. If you would like to play a part in the event then find out more by contacting Ragnhild.Ljosland@uhi.ac.uk at the Centre for Nordic Studies.

The Egilsay community will be providing light refreshments and there will the opportunity to have a go at some viking inspired games and to further explore the island.

Important event information:

Ferry departs Tingwall 08:40 and returns to Tingwall at 14.30

These events are free of charge however Ferry tickets must be booked and paid for in advance by calling Orkney Ferries on 01856 872044 (Tingwall – 751360) stating ‘Magnus 900’

Please note ferry tickets are very limited

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing


For further information relating to MAGNUS 900 events please click here

25 March 2017Liam McArthur MSP Surgery

Liam McArthur MSP

will hold a surgery


14:45 to 15:30

At the Community Hall

No Appointment is needed - just dropin


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