Inchcolm, Firth Of Forth


Inchcolm, Firth Of Forth

This is an island in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

It has been referred to as the “Iona of the East”.

If you are passing it is a nice place to visit on any tours of Scotland.

It can be easily visited with a short boat trip.

The island is somewhat of a hidden gem.


In the 12th century a Columban hermit lived on the island.


Then an Augustinian Abbey was built on the island.

This Abbey survived until the Reformation, around 1578.


After that it was used as an occasional dwelling by the Earls of Moray.


The monastic buildings include a 13th century octagonal chapter house.

They are considered to be the best preserved in Scotland.


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