The Macleod Centre is a newer building, and is especially suited to families, young people and people with impaired mobility. It is a spacious and light-filled building, built on two storeys around a grassed play area. The ‘Mac’ as it is known, has shared bedrooms for 5 or 7 people, cleverly designed to give each person space and a sense of privacy as well as community.
A major feature of the building is its impressive, well-equipped craft room where guests are encouraged to explore their creativity. There is a small library and room for relaxation overlooking the lawn. A key experience of the week is the opportunity to gather round the wood-burning stove in the Community Room which is also used for meals and events.
Please note that the MacLeod Centre is currently closed while we refurbish the Abbey Centre. However we are still running residential programmes at our Camas Centre on Mull and at the St Columba Hotel on Iona, as well as
- Daily worship in the Abbey Church from Holy Week onwards
- A warm welcome to day visitors and guests staying elsewhere on the island, with a programme of talks, presentations , workshops and short pilgrimage walks
- Opportunities to visit Camas, the Iona Community’s outdoor centre on the Ross of Mull, and to learn about its ecological basis and its native species woodland.
- The full operation of the Community’s shop and Welcome Centre.
Further information on these events will be posted on the website shortly and will also be widely advertised locally.
Current services times can be found here.