An ecumenical service to commemorate the arrival of St Columba on Iona at Pentecost in 563 AD was held in Iona Abbey on May 19 2013.
The congregation and invited guests were welcomed by the Rev Joanna Anderson of Iona Community. Mull Gaelic Choir sang two songs and the children of Iona Primary School song the Iona Boat Song.
Following the service Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell opened the new Iona Museum. For more photos and a full report see The Oban Times,May 23 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
On Monday April 1 2013,the Crofting Commission will mark its first anniversary since formally taking over from the Crofters Commission.
See our feature on a ‘whirlwind’year for the commission in The Oban Times,March 28 2013,and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Guido Faccenda,Joe Black,Ian Weir and Dr Ronnie Frew
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