Ask an islander
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Great wildlife, fantastic scenery, awesome food and castles! Our first featured island of the week was Mull located in the inner Herbrides.
We heard all about what makes the isle of Mull so wonderful from islander Cameron Anson:
"Winter is by far my favourite time of the year on Mull. Summer is great for sitting out having a beer or doing a bit of work in the garden, but winter is a great time to catch up with folk! When it’s a good winter (cold and clear), there are so many beautiful days here. And when it’s a milder, wet and windy winter, you always have the excuse of finding shelter in the pub on your way home!"
"Mull has such an enormous range of local produce. I can personally vouch for Knockvologan Lamb, Ardtun Pork, Lagganulva Beef and various sausages from Sgriob Ruadh! There’s also The Tobermory Fish Co.Ltd who supply all sorts of smoked seafood, Isle of Mull Cheese, Island Bakery Organics and, of course, locally sourced shellfish."
"Having stumbled into being a beer tent for Salen Show and Bunessan Show, I can say both are very enjoyable! There's also the Mull Rally in October, the Mull Music Festival in April the Mull 7's in May and all the various shows - not to be missed."
"There's loads of walks to choose from, both in the North and South of Mull; everyone will have a favourite. There’s lots to see in Tiroran Community Forest including giant head sculptures, the ruined township of Knockroy, sea eagles and a huge variety of other flora and fauna. Loch Pottie path is an absolutely brilliant walk too. There are so many spots around the Loch with incredible views.”
If you fancy seeing all this and more, CalMac ferries offer sailings from Oban, Lochaline and Kilchoan.
Photo: Cameron Anson