Monday, 20 January 2014

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This photograph, of a party of walkers on Texa, was taken in September 20111. The 48-hectare island to the south of the Laphroaig and Lagavulin Distilleries, Islay, rises to 157' and has not been inhabited since the early 19th Century. It has supplies of fresh water and is the home of both wild goats and otters. St Adomnan, the Abbot of Iona from 679 - 704, wrote about it and mentions that St Cainneach (Kenneth) left his crozier on Iona during a visit. St Columba blessed and threw the pastoral staff into the sea for it eventually to be washed onto the Texa shore and found by ... Cainneach. The island housed a religious seminary for a time.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of how items are lost and found

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