This evening, I am presenting information and images relative to a recent visit to the ruined chapel of Kilkivan which is one of two medieval chapels in the Laggan, west of Campbeltown.

I came across this fascinating ruin by chance. Access is via a very muddy and deeply rutted farm track, so not a place to visit wearing Sunday Best outfit.

Kilkivan is near the golfing resort of Machrihanish and offers fine views over the local countryside and towards the islands of Islay and Jura.

I was particularly interested in the medieval grave slabs ( see image no 4 below) which would suggest that the chapel must have had great importance in the past.

It is believed that the Campbeltown Cross ( 1375-82) originated at this site where from it was taken to Campbeltown in the 17th century to serve as a market cross (and where it remains to this day).

This was a truly fascinating place and well worthy of visit, especially on a sunny day.




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