lørdag 23. mai 2015

Rona Island, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK

Rona is a small island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.
Ronas name is believed to be of Old Norse origin meaning "rough island" and probably reflects a Viking settlement.

There are the ruins of a small 14th century chapel at the south end of the island. The structure, probably a monks cell, is enclosed by a wall within which is the islands only gravestone. 
In the 16th century Rona became a refuge for pirates who made a base at Acarsaid Mor, then known as "Port of the robbers". 

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