This evening, I am focusing on Finlaggan, a very ancient site located in the north of the island of Islay, a few miles west of Port Askaig.

This particular area of Islay appears to have been important in prehistory as evidenced by a standing stone and evidence of crannogs. From the 12th to 16th centuries, Finlaggan was the power base of the chiefs of Clan MacDonald, Lords of the Isles who controlled vast tracts of the west of Scotland. The progenitor of the clan was Somerled who established a ruling dynasty following his defeat of the Norse in a sea battleĀ during 1156.

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