Cill Chaitriona near Balnahard, Isle of Colonsay

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Picture of the ruins of an old chapel in farmland
Cill Chaitriona near Balnahard, Isle of Colonsay

What remains of Cill Chaitriona, a medieval chapel and burial ground near Balnahard in the north of Colonsay. Either built around 600 to 800 or after 1200 by monks from Iona.

A special stone, Isle of Colonsay

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Picture of an interestingly shaped upright stone (I think some point used for some ritual or something)
A special stone, Isle of Colonsay

Unfortunately I can’t remember the details around this stone Kevin Byrne pointed out to us during the Islay Walking Week 2019 excursion to Colonsay. I think it was some kind of sacrifice or slaughter stone, the blood running around the ‘ridge’ in the centre before running off on the right, something along those lines. If anyone knows please feel free to share your knowledge in the comments.

Rocky north west coast, Isle of Colonsay

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Picture of a rocky coastline with cliffs and some heather
Rocky north west coast, Isle of Colonsay

A view over the rocky coastline and cliffs in the north west of Colonsay. You can also just make out the coast of the Isle of Mull in the haze in the distance, on a clear day you would have a great view of Mull from here.