Welcome to ‘Tales o Hoy’. This podcast series from Orkney, Scotland, will transport you to the dark enchanted island of Hoy, where a valley of voices will take you on a journey through time and place.
Episode 2 - The Old Road: On this journey, we’ll be travelling along the Old Road. Trace an ancient hill dyke then travel the old peat track between the hills. Find pink heath spotted orchids and watch the mountain hares. Climb up the Cuilags to a crash site that shook the hill on New Year’s Day 1945, then mount neighbouring Ward Hill on horseback. Linger in Britain's northernmost native woodland at Berriedale and pass the place where a greedy witch stashed her loot.
What is Tales o Hoy?
Welcome to ‘Tales o Hoy’. This podcast series from Orkney, Scotland, will transport you to the dark enchanted island of Hoy, where a valley of voices will take you on a walk through time and place. Hear about the flora, fauna and folklore of Hoy. Dig deep into the archaeology of the island. Listen to personal tales both old and new, with music by James Watson.
Visit Google Earth to access an interactive map and virtually travel each route: https://earth.google.com/earth/d/1ZYhUo9BGJuAqC3ipgttNOzyzMNFGbaAd
Visit the Hoy Heritage website to access extra content for each episode and find out more about the people, places and ‘Tales o Hoy’: hoyheritage.co.uk
Project management, recording and editing: Kolekto (kolekto.co.uk)
Project management: Dan Lee, Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (orca-archaeology.org/)
Music: James Watson (woodensolemusic.wordpress.com/)