Folklore of Hoy

Here at the Hoy heritage archive we love a good story.

Do you know any folklore about the landscape and people of Hoy?

Here’s some from Orcadian storyteller Tom Muir recorded on the launch night of the project.

Recorded at Hoy Kirk during the Orkney Storytelling Festival 2011.

How the Hoy hills came to be

The oldest story

The Dwarfie stane

Mansie Ritch and the Trowie Glen

George Marwick’s Trowie Glen tale

The story of Peter Mowatt – a ghost tale

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