390-million-year-old stone's 1,300 miles
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390 million-year-old stone's trip from Orkney to Norway

A Welsh stonemason artist will travel 1,300 miles pulling a 30kg inauguration stone to commemorate the 900th anniversary of a Scottish island's patron saint.

Beatrice Searle, 26, from Cardiff, came up with the idea after visiting Orkney.

Her masterpiece, Orkney Boat, has been carved out of a 390-million-year-old siltstone, picked from the shores of Marwick Bay, on the island's mainland.

The journey will take her to Norway where Orkney's St Magnus had roots.

  • 21 Apr 2017