Kilninver Estate Accommodation, near Oban, Argyll
During the 7th, 8th and 9th Centuries the ancient kings of Scotland were buried on the holy island of Iona. The bodies of the kings were brought to the shore of Loch Feochan and laid out ready to be taken to the island by boat for burial. The "dead man's stone" where the kings were laid awaiting their seaward journey can be found on the foreshore at Kilninver.
The most northerly field on the estate is known as the battlefield as in 1308 it was the site of a conflict between Robert the Bruce and McDougall of Lorne. This period saw the gradual shift of power in the Scottish clans leading to the rise of the Campbells and Macdonalds who were favoured by Bruce.
The Island of Seil
Four miles south of the estate is the Island of Seil. Not strictly an island since 1792 when the Clachan Bridge, known as the bridge over the Atlantic, was constructed by Thomas Telford. Close to the bridge is the Tigh na Truish or "house of the trousers" where, while the wearing of the kilt was outlawed in Scotland, the men of the island who defied the ban would change into "trews" before venturing onto the mainland.
Kilninver Estate Accommodation in Argyll Scotland Nr Oban