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08 Jan

An admission fee is charged by Historic Environment Scotland. Some visitors also come to see the resting place of the late Labour Party leader John Smith who was given special permission to be buried here in the Abbey cemetery in 1994. 2013 saw the 1450th anniversary of Columba's arrival on Iona, and also 75 years since the Iona Community was founded and 25 years since the Mac Leod Centre was opened.Check the local events diary to see what's happening.The gardener was trimming the edges as the sun came and went.

Caledonian Mac Brayne operates a small passenger ferry between Iona and Fionnphort on the southern tip of the Isle of Mull. Adventures (Oban) offers a direct service to Iona from Easdale (south of Oban) by rigid inflatable boat (with cabin seating) in just 75 minutes. The drive to Fionnphort through the mountains and lochs of southern Mull is very inspiring in itself.The Columba Centre was opened by Historic Environment Scotland in Fionnphort on Mull in 1997 as part of the commemorations for the 1400th anniversary of Columba's death. There are several good craft/gift shops and a book shop on Iona - click here for a list.The Iona Gallery and Pottery run by Gordon Menzies is super.Within a few hundred metres I reached the entrance to the ruins of the nunnery dating from the early thirteenth century.All that remains today are the chancel, nave and parts of the vaulted roof of the chapel.