For outstanding wildlife, fantastic scenery, awesome food and castles, look no further than Mull, an island tucked in close to the Scottish Mainland and making up part of the Inner Herbrides.
Ask an Islander
Islander Cameron Anson shares why Mull is such a wonderful place to live or visit – summer or winter!
“Winter is by far my favourite time of the year on Mull”, says Cameron. “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!”
For a foody, Cameron says, “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. who supply all sorts of smoked seafood, Isle of Mull Cheese, Island Bakery Organics and, of course, locally-sourced shellfish.”
But it’s not all about the food. Mull has a thriving social scene too, as Cameron explains. “Having stumbled into being a beer tent musician 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.”
And, if it’s fresh air and walking that you’re into, “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.”
Gaelic / Gàidhlig
The Gaelic name for Mull is Muile.
Want to say ‘good evening’ to someone in Gaelic? That’s ‘feasgar math‘!
CalMac Ferries operates regular sailings throughout the day into three points on Mull. The main route runs from Oban on the mainland to Craignure on Mull. The other two routes run from Lochaline on the mainland to Fishnish on Mull, and Kilchoan on the mainland to Tobermory on Mull.
CalMac Ferries also operates an onward ferry from Mull to Iona.
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