The island of Texa lies to the south of the Isle of Islay in Argyll and Bute Council Area. Covering an area of 48 ha (119 acres), the island is associated with St. Kenneth, being the place that place where he found the pastoral staff blessed by St. Columba. The island is small and rocky with many sea caves and a peak, located at the northeast of the island, which rises to 48m (157 feet). Uninhabited, the island was one of the monastic islands which lie off the Islay coast, the others being Eilean Beag and Orsay. The remains of a ruined chapel and burial ground can be seen near the island's main landing point. The island was owned by Ian Hunter (1886 - 1954), the proprietor of Laphroaig Distillery, and on his death passed to the 'first woman of whisky' Bessie Williamson (1910-82).

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