St Moulags Chapel

St Moulag’s Chapel

St Moulag’s Chapel is a grade B Historic Scotland listed building. The site sits just behind Raasay House and can be easily seen from the main car parks at Raasay House. Described on the Canmore site as ” A walled enclosure with three roofless structures and a number of grave slabs, one with fragments of medieval sculpture. Former parish church, early 13th century, the ruin of a medieval church on a religious site founded c.560-90 and dedicated to St. Moluag”.

Saint Moulag was a Scottish missionary, and a contemporary of Saint Columba, who evangelised the Picts of Scotland in the sixth century.

…read more about the chapel here

..and more about St Moulag himself here

pictish stone, raasay

The Pictish Stone(s)

There area actually 2 stones bearing similar markings, both a few minutes walk from Raasay House. One is located on the side of The Battery (next to the ferry terminal) and one is located by the road near the path to Temptation Hill.

The stone by The Battery is becoming very difficult to see, but if you know where you are looking then you can still see the markings.

Click this link to read an article which pulls all the information about these stones together particularly well. 

cave of oars, souterrain, raasay

The ‘Cave of Oars’

An iron age souterrain just over the dyke opposite ‘The Silver Grasshopper’ jewellery shop. There is no sign at the road but you can see a small style enabling you to hop over the wall at the right spot. Although a relatively unknown attraction on this ancient souterrain is mentioned by travel writers Johnson and Boswell in their book “A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides”

…read more here

Photograph by John Allan.