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(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Spending a night in Oban

(L-R): Robbie Dempsey, Pat MacDermott & Robin Russell




(source: Robbie Dempsey)

A grand send off from Oban to the Isle of Mull where a coach
journey takes you to distant Fionnphort to get the Iona ferry.

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(source: Robbie Dempsey)

On the ferry to Mull

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(source: Robbie Dempsey)

A view from Iona over to Mull


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(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Robin in front of the medieval Abbey on Iona. Several churches have
stood on this site since the arrival of Columba in 593 A.D. Many ancient
kings of Scotland and Ireland are buried on the island. Duncan and his
murderer, Macbeth lie here.


(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Pat and Robbie at St. Oran's Chapel - the oldest building to survive intact
from marauding Vikings, that is, since the twelfth century.
Oran was one of Columba's companions.



(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Note the beautifully decorated doorway - Irish style.


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(source: Robbie Dempsey)

A cross inside the tiny Chaluim-Chille i.e, Colm's Cell.



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(source: Robbie Dempsey)

At Inverary, going south to Glasgow. The Vital Spark was one of
the BBC Scotland's successful Para Handy: Master Mariner
series of 1959-1960 that had starred Duncan Macrae as Para Handy.
Written by Duncan Ross, three series of The Vital Spark updated the
original stories to depict characters struggling to maintain their traditional
values and ways of life in a rapidly-changing world.





(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Robin Russell, Fr Donald MacLeod, Pat MacDermott and Owen Gormley



(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Reunion at the Concert Hall in Glasgow. Hugh McVey, Pat MacDermott, Robin Russell,
Fr. Donald MacLeod, Owen Gormley, Robbie Dempsey.



(source: Robbie Dempsey)

Many thanks to Pat Russell for a slendid dinner - and Robin played the piano !