the story for the design


Lismore is a beautiful, tranquil island situated in Loch Linnhe in the West Coast of Scotland.

A fertile and lush place, thanks to its limestone-rich soil, Lismore's name translates to the 'Great Garden' in Scottish Gaelic.

Inhabited for thousands of years, Lismore is an important island in Scottish religious history.

MaeVona founder, Maeve Gillies, recalls happy childhood trips to this island with her family, marching along the island road in the soft western isles sunlight, getting caught in the rain, visiting ancient ruins - and wonderful ancient people! Maeve was also lucky enough to view incredible Neolithic and Medieval artifacts with her parents, both leading Scottish historians.