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Bowmore Church & Cemetery

Bowmore Church & Cemetery

Kildalton Cemetery

Kildalton Cemetery

Ardnave headlands

Ardnave headlands

Kilchoman Cemetery

Kilchoman Cemetery

Isle of Islay

Cemetery Database

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Compiled by Sue Visser from

Transcriptions, Extracts and Abstracts

With special thanks to

Norm Visser for his patience and support

SCT-ISLAY-L@rootsweb.com list members

Additions, and, or corrections are welcome

Please forward them to Sue (McCuaig) Visser

 

Kilnave Cemetery

Kilnave Cemetery

Kilarrow Cemetery

Kilarrow Cemetery

Kilnaughton Cemetery

Kilnaughton Cemetery

THE BIRTH OF THE ISLAY GRAVESTONE INFORMATION DATABASE

As a researcher of Islay history and genealogy for decades, I have accumulated information about Islay gravestones from personal visits, available transcriptions and online friends. Whenever I needed to access information, this led to searches through piles of papers and FRUSTRATION...there had to be a better way! My love of Islay encourages me to continue to save its history as I am able from a distance. Won’t you join the effort?  Sue (McCuaig) Visser

Walking through Islay cemeteries, you cannot help but worry about the loss of historical information by the deterioration of the stones by the lichen

Ancient groundstones found at Loch Finlaggan.   Members of the Lords of the Isles family were buried here. The Lords are buried at Iona

Kildalton Cross

Kildalton Cross is the only surviving complete Celtic High Cross in Scotland. It was carved about AD 800 from local blue stone that resists the growth of lichen, unlike most other gravestones

How tragic it would be to lose the beauty or the information from Islay gravestones!!!

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