NR3361 : Bronze Bust of Iain Og Ile

taken 9 years ago, near to Bridgend, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Bronze Bust of Iain Og Ile
Bronze Bust of Iain Og Ile
John Francis Campbell was known throughout Gaeldom as Iain Og Ile (young Ian of Islay). He was the son of Walter Frederick Campbell, who developed settlements on the island: Port Ellen (1821) was named for his wife Eleanor; Port Charlotte(1828), which he called after his mother; Kiells (1829); and Port Wemyss (1833)- Eleanor was a daughter of the 8th Earl of Wemyss. Walter was declared bankrupt in 1848, so John Francis inherited nothing, and had to find his own way in the world. He travelled widely, documenting these journeys with his own highly-skilled water-colour paintings, and held many important public service appointments, including being a member of the Royal Household from 1860-1880, serving at Windsor and at Osborne House. He collected and published Gaelic folk stories, recounting tales exactly as they were spoken. (Source: "Islay" by Norman Newton, supporting info gleaned from various leaflets and local people ... the island is very welcoming, people talk easily and freely: I have never been made to feel like a passing 'Sassenach' !)
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 336 617 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.5240N 6:14.9444W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 336 617
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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