Archaeologists have located one of the most important buildings in the history of Western European Christianity – but it’s not a vast cathedral or an impressive tomb, but merely a humble wattle and daub hut on a remote windswept island.
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For centuries, local Gaelic folk tradition seems to have held that a natural grass-covered rock outcrop (known as the Tòrr an Aba) was specifically associated with an important abbot.
What’s more that rocky knoll fitted a late 7th century account describing the location of St Columba’s hut.
ALLAN BAN 1710-1976 T C Five very large family trees with many descendants of this Allan family, including: DUSSEL, GUNN, RENNIE, GUNN-RUSSELL (name change in 1915). Tree of the family descending from Thomas Allan in Edinburgh, circa 1680 ALLAN ABD 1766-1900 T Other families mentioned: LITTLEJOHN, MCBAIN, RUXTON, SHEARER, THOMSON.
ALLAN SCOT 1692-1900 T C Mainly material from OPR and census for LKS, MLN, ELN, PER. ALLAN BWK 1813-1950 LT 1 The tree includes photocopies of relevant histories, maps and photographs.