is believed that distilling techniques have been
brought to Scotland by monks traveling from Ireland.
The well known monk who helped introducing Christianity
in Scotland is St. Columba. He landed on Iona, a
small island just off the coast of the Isle of Mull.
How distilling exactly was brought to Scotland will
probably remain a mystery, as there have never been
found any historical evidence. Some claim it has
been first introduced on Islay! As Islay is close
to Ireland (the coast of Ireland can be seen from
Islay on a clear day) it might be a probability.
On the abbey's graveyard (walled off area with stone
chapel to the right of the abbey) 48 of Scotland's
early kings have been buried, including Macbeth.
If the virtual tours are not showing up, you most
likely not have the Java Runtime Environment installed.
This is available for all operating systems (such
as Windows, Macintosh, Linux) from this
website. After you installed this the tours
should work without problems. The virtual tours
themselves are easy to use. Using your right mouse
button you can drag around in the window to look
around. If you use the left mouse-button, you can
use the SHIFT key while pressing the left mouse
button to zoom in, and the CTRL key with pressing
the left mouse button to zoom out again. You can
alternatively use the controls on the bottom right
of each virtual tour to navigate around.
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