Lis­more

The Oban Times - - Community News -

LIS­MORE Gaelic Her­itage Cen­tre re­cently hosted an in­ter­est­ing and fun-filled Me­dieval Week, cel­e­brat­ing the long history of the is­land and the erec­tion of a won­der­ful dis­play of 14/15th cen­tury grave slabs at the church. Events were well at­tended de­spite the weather.

These be­gan with a fine per­for­mance of lo­cal res­i­dent Jen­nifer Baker’s orig­i­nal play, Ban­ished, which tells the story of Bishop Ge­orge Lauder, who, on a rare visit to Lis­more and far from his res­i­dence in the low­lands, met his match in the fiery Liosachs.

Dur­ing the week, the Pres­i­dent of the So­ci­ety of An­ti­quar­ies Scot­land, Dr David Cald­well, pre­sented a talk about the ex­ca­va­tions done at Achin­duin Castle in the 1970s and led an in­for­ma­tive ex­plo­ration of that and Castle Co­ef­fen.

HER­ITAGE: A fes­tive ban­quet at the Lios Beag café rounded the week off on Lis­more, where guests feasted on me­dieval fare served by wenches in tra­di­tional

cos­tume.

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