Excerpt from Biographical Studies in Scottish Church History Besides, at the date of writing he had been a member of the Iona brotherhood for probably at least forty-five years, ' and its Abbot for Sixteen. Thus he must have been steeped in the local tradi tions relating to Columba, to which must be added the advantage of writing amidst all the sights and sounds of Iona itself. He had also at his disposal a memoir of Columba written by a former Abbot. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.