An ecumenical service took place on Iona on Sunday as part of celebrations marking 1450 years since the arrival of Columba on the tiny Scottish island.
Iona is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. It was where Columba, an Irish monk, arrived in 563AD to bring the Gospel. A monastic community was established, which flourished as a centre for Christian learning and played a major role in spreading Christianity throughout Scotland.
Centuries later, Christians from around the world continue to visit Iona to deepen their faith and grow in relationship with God.