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MacLeod Centre, The

A hostel which overlooks Iona Abbey in the Inner Hebrides, the MacLeod Centre was built by the Iona Community to provide temporary accommodation for up to forty-eight pilgrims in dormitories, together with resident staff. The centre also includes a double-height social space, used for meetings and dining, a craft room and study areas. Built to replace the former Youth Camp, the centre was named after the Iona Community's founder, Lord George MacLeod (1895 - 1991). The work of Bath-based Fielden Clegg Design, the design won an international competition in 1984 organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. It opened in August 1988, having cost £700,000, which was raised through a public fundraising campaign.

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