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Argyll Hotel, Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
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(Historic Scotland S.) Set at the western tip of Mull in
the Inner Hebrides, the small island of Iona is the burial place
of kings and the kernel from which Christianity took root among
the pagan Picts, as well as being a symbol of Scottish independence.
The island was also St Columba's choice for his spiritual base
in 563. This book tells the archaeological story of Iona, from
Columba's monastery to the island's restoration and renewal
in the late-1870s, assessing the many excavations on the island
itself within the wider context of Pictland and Northumbria.
The Living Memory of a Crofting... Community. The Hebridean
island of Iona has been the focus of intense outside interest
for over 1400 years, from the time of St Columba's monastery
in the sixth century through to the transfer of its renowned
monuments into the care of Historic Scotland in the year 2000.
Yet the people who lived and worked alongside its sacred sites
have been largely overshadowed until now. This book aims to
redress the balance, taking an in-depth look at Iona's economic
and social history during the 18th and 19th centuries - a period
that saw profound change across the Highlands and Islands. It
charts the agricultural reorganization that led to a crofting
system, follows the islanders through the harsh decade of the
potato famine and records their worship and education, their
crafts and customs, and the ties of kinship that underpinned
their community. A broad range of sources are woven together
- documentary, material, topographical and photographic, along
with oral testimony handed down the generations - to create
a vivid picture of Iona's past.
Isle of Iona: Sacred, Spectacular,... This is a very fine
book and most beautifully illustrated with many colour photographs,
drawings, maps and diagrams. If you have visited Iona and would
like a memory this is ideal; if you have never visited then
this will whet your appetite. The text runs to some 20,000 words
and covers the sacred history and the people of the island both
past and present, the wildlife, surrounding area, and even touches
on the geology. There does not seem to be any aspect of the
island and its life, which has been omitted. The text is direct
and very well written by someone who clearly loves the island
and has expressed that in research and much hard work to do
justice to a very special place to the Church in Britain.
(Island Guides) The second title in the Colin Baxter Island
Guides series of handbooks on the islands of Scotland, in which
the author draws on her knowledge of Iona's history, folklore
and landscape to provide a portrait of a Hebridean island which
is steeped in religious history.
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