Thursday, April 16, 2009


Finlaggan, the administrative capital of the medieval MacDonald Lord of the Isles. At the north end of the loch are 2 small islands and it's here , on Eilen Mor (big island ) one will find the upstanding remains of a chapel and a hall, and the turf covered remains of over 30 other structures of various periods. To the south of Eilean Mor is Eilen na Comhairle (the Council Isle) where the Lords of the Isles and their Council of 14 members deliberated at a stone table issuing edicts & rulings affecting their territories which at the height of their powers , in the first half of the 15th century, ruled all the islands off the west coast of Scotland.
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