Category:Rinns of Islay
The Rinns of Islay is a traditional name refering to the entire southwest peninsula of Islay. Only general or comprehensive pictures are included in this category; pictures of specific locations or features have their own categories under Islay.
The Rinns, or Rhinns, or historically Rinds or Rynnes, acquired a political distinction apart from the whole island by being associated with the rule of one family in the middle ages, the MacAoda, Magee, MacGee, McGee, McGhey or MacKay of Clan Aoda. In one theory they came from the family of the same name in Islandmagee, Antrim, during the Dal Riata period. Subsequently after a Viking overlordship they served as stewards for the Scottish family, MacDonald, or MacDonnell, of Clan Donald, Lords of the isles, who ruled from Finlaggan. One etymological theory of the name is that it means "peninsula."
Due to political and military contention of the clans over possession of the Rinns Estate in the times of the Stuarts, unlike the rest of Islay, which is divided into five estates, the Rinns did not descend to the present as a single estate. The Campbells acquired it by purchase from the MacDonalds but after their bankruptcy in 1848 the estate was split and sold in 1853. Today it is held by multiple owners of small estates. Some cultural unity is provided by the fact that during this entire time it remained the Parish of Kilchoman of the Scottish Church.
peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
|Location||Argyll and Bute, Scotland|
|Located on terrain feature||Islay|
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Media in category "Rinns of Islay"
The following 21 files are in this category, out of 21 total.
- An almost blocked gateway - geograph.org.uk - 761853.jpg 640 × 480; 52 KB
- Bridge near Lossit - geograph.org.uk - 112426.jpg 640 × 480; 192 KB
- Entering Kelsay Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1412875.jpg 640 × 427; 341 KB
- Former school, Portnahaven, Islay (geograph 4208854).jpg 427 × 640; 80 KB
- Lùb Riabhach - geograph.org.uk - 761850.jpg 640 × 480; 83 KB
- Octofad Farm to Lossit Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1412874.jpg 640 × 427; 330 KB
- Portnahaven Primary School (geograph 2571699).jpg 3,456 × 2,304; 1.21 MB
- Sunset at the Rinns of Islay.jpg 640 × 480; 28 KB
- White Fronted Geese - geograph.org.uk - 700137.jpg 640 × 480; 35 KB
- Cattle - geograph.org.uk - 199672.jpg 640 × 480; 94 KB
- Cattle on the Rhins of Islay - geograph.org.uk - 216011.jpg 640 × 480; 97 KB
- Coultoon Shooting Ground - geograph.org.uk - 700154.jpg 640 × 480; 63 KB
- Craggy slopes and hills beyond - geograph.org.uk - 1438667.jpg 640 × 414; 115 KB
- Crags By The Road - geograph.org.uk - 700180.jpg 640 × 480; 71 KB
- Endless fields of western Islay - geograph.org.uk - 1438116.jpg 640 × 480; 222 KB
- From The Old Octofad Road - geograph.org.uk - 700143.jpg 640 × 480; 80 KB
- Grazing coastal terrace - geograph.org.uk - 1437344.jpg 640 × 454; 121 KB
- The Old Road To Octofad - geograph.org.uk - 700142.jpg 640 × 480; 85 KB
- Track to Bolsay - geograph.org.uk - 340971.jpg 640 × 428; 124 KB