Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona is one of the most important religious centres within Western Europe. It was here that St Columba brought Christianity to Scotland from Ireland in 563 AD and there are approximately 48 kings and clan chiefs buried here from Scotland and many parts of Europe.
This small collection of images show some of the carvings within the Cloisters of Iona Abbey. These carvings were commissioned in 1967 by the Iona Community and were completed in 1997.
There are many carvings throughout the Cloisters in Iona Abbey and they depict various plants, flowers and birds of the Bible, Iona and the British Isles whilst others illustrate the parables of Jesus Christ.