In May 2016 when we were on the Isle of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, the one place I really wanted to visit was Finlaggan. After two days, we did, I was so excited….I know….but this is where the Hebridean Lords ruled and the whole island ‘Eilean Mor’ The Large Island, is covered with 13th to 16th centuries houses built on top of each other. There are some wonderful tomb slabs, a little difficult to take photos, as the tombs have been covered to try and save them from the elements.
The little island that you see later, is Council Island, where recent excavations have found the remains of an Iron Age Fort or Dun, I so wish that we could have visited, but there is no public access. There are very good notice boards all over the island and I took photos of them, hopefully with photos of what they are explaining following them. I hope I have them in order, but they are interesting to read anyway. There is a very good visitors centre, with plenty of books to buy about the area. If you ever go to Isley, Finlaggan is a must, it’s such an amazing place.