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    Places of interest in Kintyre: Saddell Abbey & Castle

    In Norse, Saddell means “sandy valley” and the ruins of Saddell Abbey are situated in this lovely and quiet glen where the Saddell Water flows into the Kilbrannan Sound on the east coast of Kintyre. The beauty of the landscape around, the ruined abbey echoing times long past and the remarkable collection of medieval slabs […]

    Green Men Carvings in St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall

    . Hi Mairiuna!

    As you mentioned in one of your recent post ‘St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney: The ‘Light in the North’ , we would have missed seeing the depictions of the Green Man as seen in the guide book, had it not been for the assistance of a very kind gentleman that helped us […]

    The story of St Magnus Cathedral in seven paintings…


    St Magnus Kirk*, Egilsay, Bob Jones 2009 – Wikimedia

    A light that has once shone is never quenched. Can a diamond wither?

    (George Mackay Brown – Magnus)

    St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney. – Source Wikimedia


    Hi everybody !

    How the martyrdom of earl Magnus and […]

    A ‘miniature Bayeux Tapestry’ in Orkney…


    Collection of painted panels in St Magnus Cathedral © 2012 Scotiana


    Mairiuna, we’ve just enjoyed reading your post on the children’s painted panels in St Magnus Cathedral – a miniature Bayeux Tapestry! What was it, we wondered, that attracted the Arran children to this subject?

    (Iain & Margaret – […]

    Children illuminate St Magnus’s life in Kirkwall Cathedral


    St Magnus Cathedral western front central doorway © 2012 Scotiana


    Hi everybody,

    Did you read my last post about St Magnus Cathedral? This beautiful pink and white sandstone church is situated in the heart of Kirkwall, the capital city of Orkney.

    Look! The door is open… let’s go inside, for the […]