NS0953 : St Blane's Church

near to Kilchattan Bay, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

St Blane's Church
St Blane's Church
Built from the local old red sandstone of southern Bute and founded by Blane in the 6th century. All that remains is the ruin of the chapel, a surrounding churchyard, and some evidence of other buildings. The churchyard contains the graves of seventh & eighth century bishops and abbots.

St Blane was born on Bute in the 6th century, educated in Ireland at the Great School at Bangor in Ulster under St. Kenneth and St. Comgall, the Great and returned to the island to establish his monastery.

Blane conducted several missionary tours in Scotland and founded churches in various parts of Argyll.

It was during Blane's third missionary tour that he founded his community at Dunblane. It has been said, but erroneously, that St. Blane was buried in Dunblane - he was interred in Bute.
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