This piece is named after Odhran or St. Oran, thought to be a follower of St. Columba, an Irish monk who brought Christianity to Scotland in the 5th century. Oran gave his life for Columba, so that he could go on to influence the course of Scottish history.
Iona Crosses: Faithful Design. -- Artist Mhairi Killen, fresh from the Glasgow School of Art, made her working stdio in an Iona cottage in 1997. It had been occupied for five generations of her family -- all offering their creations to Iona's many visitors. Mhairi's detailed designs are collected under the name Aosdana.