Take a journey to Rackwick in Hoy, one of George Mackay Brown’s favourite places.
Between those strong red cliffs
Under that great mild sky
Lies Orkney’s last enchantment
The hidden valley of light.
Filmmaker Mark Jenkins brings together images of Rackwick with voices past and present, using a slow cinema approach to focus on the aural experience. The film was created in response to ‘The Hidden Valley of Light’, one of the ‘Tales o Hoy’ podcast episodes developed for the Hoy Heritage Centre. The full series of podcasts can be found online, each accompanied by photos and an interactive map of the places mentioned.
You can watch this free event from here, through the YouTube link which will be coming shortly, or you can also go to the Science Festival’s YouTube channel