The MadGang Go To Davaar Island

Here are the last of our holiday snaps taken in
Scotland at the beginning of September this year.

Davaar Island is located at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch off the east coast of Kintyre, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is a tidal island, linked to the mainland at low tide by a natural shingle causeway called the Dhorlin.

The island is also known for its seven caves, one of which contains a life-size cave painting depicting the crucifixion, painted in 1887 by local artist Archibald MacKinnon after he had a vision in a dream suggesting him to do so. The painting caused an uproar in the area as it was seen as a sign from God. When the townsfolk discovered it was MacKinnon and not God, he was exiled from the town indefinitely. Restored several times since, including twice by the original artist, the painting was vandalised in July 2006, having a red and black depiction of Che Guevara painted over the original masterpiece. It has since been restored again. (Wikipedia)


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