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Kildalton Cross, Isle of Islay

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Kildalton Cross, Isle of Islay
Argyll and Bute - Kildalton, Strathclyde, Scotland
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Kildalton is a small hamlet on the south coast of Islay, on the minor road that runs from Port Ellen to Ardtalla. There is little at Kildalton beside the ruin of an old church, and not one, but two, historic crosses. The oldest of these, and the most impressive by far, is this wonderful 8th century high cross, one of the finest early Christian carved crosses in Scotland (and that's saying something!). I was fortunate in that the dramatic sky seemed to perfectly set off the outline of the cross.

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