The oak panels in the sanctuary depict two scenes from the life of Saint Columba in which the saint is portrayed as the symbol of reconciliation between peoples. On the left, Columba, the Celt meets with King Brude of the
In 1878 the Scottish Hierarchy was restored. Bishop Angus MacDonald, the first Bishop of the Diocese, organised the building of the first Cathedral in Oban. Made out of corrugated iron, it was supposed to last for only a short while.