Scotland’s Inchcolm Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel

Flashback Friday: Two years ago today, we were exploring the countryside in Scotland. This was part of what I still refer to as the ‘ABC Tour.’


Inchcolm Abbey on a perfect Scottish summer day Inchcolm Abbey on a perfect Scottish summer day

The ABC Tour (Another Blessed Church) continues with a day trip by bus and ferry to the Inchcolm Abbey (‘Inch’ being the Old Celtic word for island). It is unseasonably warm for Edinburgh, so we chose the perfect day to be on the water for the 45 minute boat ride out into the Firth of Forth. As we approach the island a local grey seal bobs his head above the water’s surface to check us out.

Boat dock and the Firth of Forth from Inchcolm Abbey Boat dock and the Firth of Forth from Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey is where monks lived and studied as far back as the 12th century. Nowadays it is also the favorite nesting place for a thousand seagulls, plus a few puffins and other migratory birds. The grass bordering the pathways along the half-mile long island is strewn with windblown white feathers from the nearby nesting sites…

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7 comments on “Scotland’s Inchcolm Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel

  1. nantubre says:

    thank you for sharing again!

  2. reocochran says:

    Happy two years and more than a week ago anniversary. I feel bad, why didn’t you say you were reblogging, Mike? ♡ I am glad I finally discovering your post. My emails were up to over 5000 and I am down to less than 300. Jenny’s computer helped me get a little caught up. 🙂

  3. reocochran says:

    I would like to go to Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Germany and England to see the lands where my parents forefathers came from. This was a lovely re-visit to the Scottish Inchcolm Abbey, Mike! 🙂

  4. Stunning, I would love to go there!

  5. BunKaryudo says:

    It looks very picturesque. I don’t blame you for not riling the birds, though. 🙂

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