A visit to the 12th century Kilmory Knap Chapel is a long detour off the road to Crinan and the isles, but it's worth it. To get to it from Daltote (see March 15th post), continue south on the single track for another seven miles.
|Kilmory Knap Chapel|
Inside Kilmory Chapel you will find an amazing assortment of carved West Highland tombstones and crosses.
The most impressive stone is the 15th century MacMillan Cross, dedicated to Alexander MacMillan, the keeper of nearby Castle Sween. One side of the cross depicts the crucification, the other a deer hunting scene with dogs (the huntsman on the cross may be Alexander MacMillan). The cross stood outside the chapel on a pedestal for 500 years or so, until being moved inside in 1981.
|The MacMillian Cross|
|Jura and the MacCormaig Isles|
|The MacCormaig Isles|
See this Historic Scotland page for more information on Kilmory.