Tales o Hoy

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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 4 - The man who was never a boy: This journey takes you from Rackwick to visit Hoy's most famous resident, the sea stack known as the Old Man. Along the way meet another famous resident, composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Avoid the dive-bombing bonxies and meet the birds who call the Old Man home. Relive the first recorded ascent of the Old Man Of Hoy in 1966, and tune in for the audacious BBC televised climb the year after.

Show Notes

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 4 - The man who was never a boy: This journey takes you from Rackwick to visit Hoy's most famous resident, the sea stack known as the Old Man. Along the way meet another famous resident, composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Avoid the dive-bombing bonxies and meet the birds who call the Old Man home. Relive the first recorded ascent of the Old Man Of Hoy in 1966, and tune in for the audacious BBC televised climb the year after.

Visit Google Earth to access an interactive map and virtually travel each route: 
Visit the Hoy Heritage website to access extra content for each episode and find out more about the people, places and ‘Tales o Hoy’.

Project management, recording and editing: Kolekto
Project management: Dan Lee, Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology
Music: James Watson, woodensolemusic

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/)