September 18th to 25th (7 nights)
“Jura Music Festival”
Exploring the McCormaig isles near Loch Sween and castle Sween takes you back into history to the Lord of the Isles period in 1376 and St. Columba period of 570. The medieval chapel, dedicated to St Cormac, is close to the anchorage in the northern part of Eileen Mor as well as a cross. The chapel is relatively well preserved although it was once used as an ale-house and illicit still. The saint was buried nearby. To the south beyond the two standing crosses, one of which is a replica, there is a cave which was an anchorite’s retreat. This deep, damp grotto has two 8th century crosses incised on its rock walls. Outside are the ruins of a second chapel proving the veneration in which the island was held.