Iona is a small island which forms part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago in Scotland. Its Gaelic name is I Chaluim Cille which is roughly translated as Saint Columba’s Island and it was on this tiny island that the Irish priest and prince who later came to be revered as Saint Columba established his monastery. The monastery became his center of Christianity and over time Iona has come to be ...
The Hebrides are named for the Norse word Harbredey which, when roughly translated, means the "isles at the edge of the sea". This aptly describes the Outer Hebrides since they are the most westerly islands off the Scottish mainland. The Outer Herbrides are a number of many smaller islands that are situated in relatively close proximity to each other.