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Iona Nunnery

This evening, I am reporting on the 13th century Augustinian Nunnery on the island of Iona.

Iona is a tiny, 3.7 mile long island located off the West coast of Scotland and is usually accessed by ferry from the nearby island Mull. Whilst it has many attributes, Iona is best known for its famous Abbey but there are other historic sites on the island including the ruins of an Augustinian Nunnery which is locally known as An Eaglais Dubh or ‘the black church’. The building is certainly not black and the colour is believed to refer to the colour of the robes worn by the nuns.

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Highland Cow, Isle of Mull.

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Fort William and drove south along the coast to Oban. Here, we paid a brief visit to McCaig’s Monument which overlooks the harbour and then connected with the ferry to Craignure, Isle of Mull.

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Highland Cow, Mull, Scotland

Today was again characterised by sunshine, warm temperatures and blue skies.

We departed our lodgings at Craignure, Mull, drove west for thirty-seven miles along a single track road to our initial destination of Fionnphort where we caught the 9.55 am ferry to Iona.

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