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Iona Abbey today is principally a spiritual retreat centred on the Iona Community which hasĀ a line of descent from the arrival of St. Columba in AD 563. Columba founded an early Irish-Christian Monastery from where Christianity was introduced into Northern Britain.

Rouken Glen is a public park in Glasgow which is highly rated and popular with locals with evidence of human activity dating back about five thousand years. However, many of the trees and vegetation growing there are not native whilst the burn (stream) providing the waterfalls does not follow its natural course owing to engineering works in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Linlithgow in West Lothian, Scotland is a historic town with much to offer the visitor including the ruined Palace, Loch (lake), Canal Centre, St Michael’s Church and other old and interesting buildings. Mary Queen of Scots was born at the Palace and baptised at St Michael’s.