Life and Work - Features - Tales of Iona

  • David Raymond Smith

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The Isle of Iona has a rich history and a pivotal role in the unfolding story of Scottish Christianity. For centuries, through to the present-day, this liminal place of pilgrimage has attracted people from afar.

How can any of this mystery, wonder, and richness, be conveyed to school children and young people? Although not the exact question put to us; this was the substance of the task that my team (Professor Do Coyle, Katrina Foy, Aloyise Mulligan and myself) at the University of Aberdeen’s School of Education was set by our funding body, the Iona Cathedral Trust. Their charitable remit seeks to ‘advance the education of the public in relation to the history, culture, and heritage of Iona Cathedral and the Island of Iona’. Possibilities abounded.

Period14 Mar 2016

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