2c. Isle of Mull
View from Tobermory Harbour across the bay to the brightly painted buildings to the pier
Lots of seaweed decorates the sea in Tobermory Bay, Isle of Mull
Looking across an old wooden rowing boat in Tobermory Bay to the row of brightly painted buildings beside the harbour.
Looking across Loch Scridain on the Isle of Mull to the dramatic cliffs of the Burg
This beautiful old stone bridge, no longer used, crosses over the river Coladoir on the Isle of Mull
Looking across the sea loch, Loch Tuath, on Mull south-east towards the islands of Ulva and Gometra
The beautiful Glen More on the Isle of Mull passes through beautiful scenery on the road between Craignure and Fionnphort.
This old wooden house sits at the end of the old pier at Salen on the Isle of Mull
Looking across beautiful Loch na Keal to Ben More on the Isle of Mull, Scotland
St Columba arrived here in AD563 with 12 companions and founded a monastery. It became one of the most reknowned and enduring symbols of the Christian faith, a centre of pilgrimage, learning and artistic excellence, surviving many attacks by the Vikings. In the 12th century a Benedictine abbey and an Augustinian nunnery were founded here but later fell into ruin during the Reformation in 1560. In the 20th century restoration took place and it is now a quiet and peaceful place.
It's easy to see why St Columba fell in love with Iona and established a religious community there. It is quiet, peaceful and windswept with some beautiful beaches.
St John's Cross stands outside the entrance to the Abbey of Iona on one of Scotland's small islands. This is a replica with the original medieval cross standing in the museum behind the Abbey.
Colourful painted cottages and shops fronting the harbour along Tobermory bay on the Isle of Mull
Iona Abbey is one of the oldest and most important religious centres in Britain. The beautiful arches of the stone cloisters of the Abbey give a place to walk and contemplate.