On an old stone-roofed cell or oratory in the Island of Inchcolm
St Columba, Shakespeare, Architecture, Irish, Alexander I, Original documents
Inchcolm, Edinburgh, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK
The author presents a history of Inchcolm and its various uses over the centuries, including Shakespeare's mention of the island in Macbeth and the Danish grave markings found there. The main body of the article discusses the architecture of the island’s monastic buildings and their current state of repair. He draws comparisons between the stone-roofed buildings found on Inchcolm and some Irish ecclesiastical buildings, arguing that the similarities between the two demonstrate that these buildings are evidence of early Irish Christian architecture in Scotland.