St Peter’s Church, Pabbay

NB 10447 37700. The remains of a small church known as St Peter’s Church, on Traigh na Cille, Pabbay Mòr, in Loch Roag. The surviving fabric is mediaeval in date but the Pabbay place-name would suggest that there has been an early medieval church somewhere on the island. A few plain marker stones are visible in the turf of the surrounding mounded slope. The presence of a cemetery is therefore almost certain (and confirms local tradition.) The underlying mound also indicates that, as one would expect, the church is probably founded upon an earlier settlement site.  Scheduled 2004. (Comhairle SMR)

Pictures by Sheila Henderson.