Iona Abbey and Beyond

From the second book of the Zander Trilogy, More Ports More Storms, chapter 12, Zander and his crew’s itinery was set to take in a number of beautiful places on the West coast of Scotland, aboard their ‘borrowed’ 45 foot luxury yacht, the Fast Lady.

The following places were included in their planned trip: The Sound of Mull, Iona Abbey, Ganavan Bay near Oban and Loch Buie

The Sound of Mull
Iona Abbey

Iona Abbey is an abbey located on the island of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland.

It is one of the oldest Christian religious centres in Western Europe. The abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland and marks the foundation of a monastic community by St. Columba, when Iona was part of the Kingdom of Dál Riata. Saint Aidan served as a monk at Iona, before helping to reestablish Christianity in Northumberland, on the island of Lindisfarne

Iona Abbey is the spiritual home of the Iona Community, an ecumenical Christian religious order, whose headquarters are in Glasgow. The Abbey remains a popular site of Christian pilgrimage today.

Ganavan Bay, near Oban

Loch Buie

Source of Loch Buie photograph walkhighlands.co.uk. References to Iona Abbey from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iona_Abbey

4 thoughts on “Iona Abbey and Beyond

  1. Really love the way you go about your favorite spots. I wonder whether have you ever been to the Isle of Coll. Have this dream of someday visiting it and being received as one of the locals due to my last name. All the best. Cheers

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