First Wedding in Cave on Remote Island of Rona

Andy Taylor and Jaclyn Harbot, both from Westhoughton are to exchange their wedding vows in a cave on the isle of Rona after falling in love with it when they were on holiday last November.

The underground venue known as Church Cave was once used by the former inhabitants of the islands to worship in and Rona, whose population is just two (although there are holiday homes), is situated between the Scottish mainland and the Skye.

It is believed to be the first wedding that has taken place on the island that once had a population of two hundred and forty back in 1988.  The last family to leave Rona was in the late 1940’s.

The couple, family and friends along with the Minister Donald MacDonald will catch the boat from Skye to arrive at Rona.

The isle of Rona was purchased for two hundred and fifty thousand pounds from the UK government in 1993 by the Jensen Foundation for ecology projects.

Author - Pauline


One Response to “First Wedding in Cave on Remote Island of Rona”

  1. andytaylor98 on October 10th, 2010 6:17 pm

    It was a lovely day, slightly unusual, but the stunning views made it all worthwhile.

    It certainly wasn’t a wedding for the feint hearted with a 40 minute walk to the altar across moorland and streams and holding a rope to get dont the final hill. All the wedding party arrived in Wellies and waterproofs with the bride getting changed into her dress in the cave and the minister arriving on a fishing boat.

    Thanks for the story.

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