Tales of Iona

Pictured: left to right Alan's wife Anne, Alan and Brechin Rotary President Paul Roberts in front of Iona's Abbey.

Pictured: left to right Alan's wife Anne, Alan and Brechin Rotary President Paul Roberts in front of Iona's Abbey.

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At the recent meeting of the Brechin Rotary Club, held last week, member Alan Watt gave an insight into the world famous Iona community, situated in the Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland.

Alan started with a full history of the community from its origins in 563 AD with St Columba, through to 1938 when George McLeod and his 12 followers landed in 1938 to form the second Iona Community.

Alan, who retired as Minister for Fern and Edzell kirks a few years ago, became a member of the Iona Community over 20 years ago and it holds a special place in his heart.

He said that every once in a while there is something that changes you forever.

Iona, in providing many moving moments, had been one of those for him.

Rotarian Robin Palmer thanked Alan for a presentation, which was delivered with music, pictures, passion and words.