Over the centuries the island of Iona in Scotland has been seen as a place of pilgrimage – a place where saints have lived and where prayers have been answered.
The little island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland has been a place of pilgrimage since St Columba established a monastery there in 6th century. From there St Columba set out on journeys that brought the good news of Christ to the people of Scotland and beyond. Viking raids and the ruination unleashed by the Reformation destroyed the monastic community. However, thanks to the fame of its founder, St Columba, the island has always been revered as a holy place.