By: Bruce (offline) Friday, 22 June 2007 (Read 20939 times)
On a small island, Eilean Mor, on a small loch, Loch Finlaggan, are the remains of a few buildings (seen above). From this island, the Lords of the Isles, descendants of Somerled, ruled the Hebrides as well as the Kintyre peninsula.
The Finlaggan Trust now look after the island and its remains - more information about each can be found here.
I should also have mentioned Ron's own page on Finlaggan too!
No problem Bruce.. But it shows there's more on the Islayinfo site than you think! Finlaggan is an amazing site, we visited the site this year for the 3rd time and this time we were blessed with sunshine. Needless to say the pictures were brilliant and I think I should show one of them here.. The pictures is from the ancient chapel and the Finlaggan Trust did a wonderful job with the carved stones, by putting them under a glass cover to protect them from the weather conditions. I know they look better not covered by glass but at least now more generations will be able to have a look at these magnificent carved stones.
I always think that your photos are always very nice. Good photos are an essential factor to appeal a web and I think your web has a lot of good photos with high quality and nice angle.
Well, I visited Finlaggan in 2002 with my family. It was a cloudy and wet day but I felt that was rather suitable weather to visit ruins of the past lordship. I saw some pieces of relief and they let me imagine the life of the people on the island at the age. A warrior on a relief is in a headgear and an armor. But I think he usually wore another light outfit of the age. I don't think it is in a highland style like a kilt. I believe it was something like a kind of northern wear with trousers.
Unfortunately I am not much about the knowledge. I just would like to tell you what I felt there once.
There is a round standing stone near to the gate of the Finlaggan visitor centre.
Thanks for your kind compliments.
In a short while I will update the Wallpaper pages with the new images from this years trip and there will be dozens of new pictures there...
If you like to read a bit more about the carved stones at Finlaggan and see pictures try this page: Kilarrow Parish Carved Stones, I think you will like it! It is very interesting to read and the carved stones really come to live!
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!