In May 2016 we visited Islay, a large island off the west coast of Scotland, we were suppose to return this year, 2017, but the ferry was cancelled due to bad weather. Sorting through some photos, I have realised now, that I have some more Islay photo’s still to post and some of the Isle of Jura.
When we went to photograph the lighthouse at Carraig Fhada, we passed a burial ground that looked interesting. After the photo shot with the lighthouse, we came back and I explored this beautiful located ancient chapel and its burial ground.
Kilnaugkhton Chapel sits on the west side of Kilnaugkhton Bay and was most likely built in the 1400’s, there is now only a roofless structure. As you approach the chapel from its south side it gives the impression of having very low surviving walls. This is the result of the exterior level in the burial ground being raised over the centuries, leaving this side of the chapel almost sunk into the surrounding churchyard.
There are many worn grave slabs and there is a ‘Warriors Grave’, a knight in full armour. Unfortunately or not, the grass had not been cut and everywhere, the bluebells and primroses were in abundance, more than I have ever seen before, so the knight was well hidden.