Eilean Chaluim Chille
|Gaelic name||Calum Cille|
|Meaning of name||island of Saint Columba|
Eilean Chaluim Chille shown within the Outer Hebrides
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Lewis and Harris|
|Area rank||144 |
|Highest elevation||Creag Mhor 43 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
At the southern end of the island lie the ruins of St Columba's Church. This was once an important centre of religion, being cited in a report of 1549 as the main place of worship for the parish of Lochs. There was probably a church there from about 800 AD, built by St Columba's followers. St Columba died on Iona in 597 AD. The cemetery was in use until 1878. Eilean Chaluim Chille is protected by Historic Scotland as an ancient monument.
- Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- 2001 UK Census per List of islands of Scotland
- Ordnance Survey
- "Cromore Village". Lochs Community. Archived from the original on 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
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