The History of Leith

December 6, 2006

The Iona of the East

Of all the islands on the Firth of Forth, in Scotland, on which there remains ruins of the old churches,I have heard is The Bass Rock,the May Island, Fidra, Inchkeith, and Inchcolm,the latter being the most interesting, it has splendid old ruins of an old abbey which stands on a camp area where followers of Columbus settled, This is probably where historians got the name Iona of the East, we all know that St Columbus spread the gospel all over Scotland, and originally from the sacred Isle of Iona in the west, havent been there myself but have been told that the best ruins are still to be seen there, and the best religious establishments in Scotland, most of what I have written here I read years ago in a book called, The Islands of the Forth, and what people have told me over the years, not being a religious man myself am interested in old Scotland, and the architecture etc.

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