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.
Episode 3 - Rackwick: On this journey we’re visiting Rackwick, ‘the hidden valley of light’. Wander through the township of Rackwick with its many crofts and pink bouldered beach. Haul your boat up at the nousts and listen to fishermen’s tales. Meet the crofters, descendants of Covenanters, who eked out a living from the land and sea. Join the artists who found something special in the valley. Survey The House That Was Built In A Day and read the sky at the Rackwick weather station.
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/)