Dawn over Iona Abbey, with the Isle of Mull in the background

  A Brief History of the Ritchies

  Maker's Marks and Hallmarks




  Kilt and Hat Pins

  Rings/Napkin Rings

  Spoons and Forks



  Carved Wooden Items

  Other Items


  Location and Map of Iona

  Early Pictures of Iona

  Contemporary Silversmiths

  Later Iona silverwork and the C.A.I.

        Iain MacCormick

        John Hart

  Ancient Stone Carvings of Iona

  About Iona Marble

  "Iona Celtic Art"

  Celtic links

  Website with information on medieval and earlier stonecarvings of Western Scotland and their locations, including Iona

  Celtic Iona - Mhiann Arts

  Walker Metalsmiths


Many thanks to E. Mairi MacArthur, author of "Iona Celtic Art, The Work of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie" for all her help with information about the Ritchies.

This website is a tribute to the remarkable creative genius of the Ritchies, and our intention is to show some fine examples of their work, as well as pictures of the wonderful environment and ancient carvings of Iona that inspired them on their lifelong journey of producing magnificent and unique Celtic crafts.

We do hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome your comments and feedback. If you have any interesting digital pictures of unusual Alexander Ritchie Iona silver or brasswork items you would like to send us, we will be happy to include them on the site for others to enjoy.


Grateful thanks to Simant Bostock for the use of his beautiful pictures of Iona on this website. Simant has a vast photo-library of ancient sites, from megalithic to Celtic Christian, and ranging from The Hebrides to Malta. If you are looking for a specific picture for web or publishing purposes, please email simantbostock@i12.com. Thank you also to Virginia Hodgkinson for use of her photos.

© 2004 by David James