Iona Research Conference

April 10th to 12th 2012


                                                           Iona Research Conference participants


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Historic Scotland and the Iona Community together hosted a research workshop on April 10th to 13th 2012 which added considerably to the understanding of the island of Iona, the Abbey, the Nunnery and the collection of intricately carved stones.

The research conference has informed planning for events in 2013 marking the 1450th anniversary of St Columba’s departure from Ireland in 563 AD. It helped to refine a Draft Research Framework [pdf] and to obtain stakeholder views on Interim Statements of Cultural Significance for the Abbey [pdf] and for the Nunnery, St Ronan’s Church and Maclean’s Cross [pdf].

Click on the speakers name to access the presentation and/ or a paper, in full or summarised, that addressed these headings:  




*Contains some Gaelic or Irish.

Please view the workshop programme here [pdf, 35kb]

Further information: hs.crtenquiries@scotland.gsi.gov.uk