Orkney Witchcraft Trials Memorial

Orkney’s new memorial to the historic victims of the Orkney witchcraft trials has been installed in Kirkwall.

It will be unveiled at the INAUGURATION DAY 9th March 2019.  .. a day of ceremony, contemplation, reflection and discussion, and the inauguration of the new Memorial. 

See our News page or the Project’s Facebook Page for more details on the Inauguration Day’s events.

Find out more about the history of witchcraft trials in Orkney.

For further detail on the memorial project along with links to other resources and images and audio from recent community events including a Creative Day in October 2018 see our Resources page.

The new memorial comprises an inscribed stone at the old execution site at Gallowha', at the top of the Clay Loan, Kirkwall.

The memorial project has been led by the Orkney Heritage Society, with financial, practical and academic support from Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Builders, Orkney Library and Archive, and St Magnus Cathedral. The new Memorial stone was created by Colin Watson.


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