Sunday, 29 July 2012

North Rona Relic

This may appear to be just a pile of stones, but it is probably the third oldest place of worship in the UK. It was built by St Ronan on North Rona, the most isolated of the British off-shore islands ever to be regularly inhabited by a resident population. Something of its sad history is conveyed on a flickr page which features something of the island cemetery.

Scottish Islands Explorer - takes readers places

1 comment:

Richard Evans said...

Island at the edge of the world
Abandoned more than 150 years ago, the tiny isle of Rona now only echoes to the siren songs of salt-winds and sea-birds. In this bleak place, the acclaimed Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie found not just abundant wildlife and beauty, but alarming signs of environmental crisis in the north Atlantic.26 August 2006