Leave the Scottish mainland behind and discover the romantic charm of Mull; one of Scotland's largest and most spectacular islands. With its abundance of wildlife, walking routes, beauty spots & heritage there is plenty to see and do.

Gribun Cliffs From Inch Kenneth

Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Bunessan Mill

The centre is situated in the neighbouring village of Bunessan and if you are searching for your ancestors on the Ross of Mull pop into the centre and they will possibly trace them and find out where they were born and where they lived on the Ross. You will learn about their lifestyle before their emigration to the new world. ROMHC now own the ruined mill in Bunessan and hope to renovate it in the future.



Burg, on Mulls' Ardmeanach peninsula, is a 617 hectare area of outstanding natural history and geology. It is recognized as a National Scenic Area and also a site of special scientific interest. There are remains of an Iron age fort, whilst in the Wilderness the famous McCullochs fossil tree can be seen in the lowest lava flow. A visit to the burg involves a long walk and good weather and John is willing to guide you to the fossil tree.

McCullochs Fossil Tree
Looking At Burg Over Ardtun

Carsaig, on the south coast of the Ross of Mull is a sheltered bay, that provides an excellent location for an interesting walk. The black sands and rocks of Carsaig are one of the few locations on Mull to look for fossils. It is also the starting point for the 3 hour walk west along the coast to Carsaig Arches, which are spectacularly formed out of sea worn basalt columns.
Fossils At Carsaig

Fossils in limestone shale
west of Carsaig beach.

Carsaig Bay


Tobermory was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and is now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the pier and the high wooded hills surrounding the bay. The village has a good variety of shops, hotels, and other accommodation as well as being the administrative centre for the island. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and the ferry to and from Kilchoan during the summer months.


There is reputed to be the wreck of a Spanish galleon somewhere in the mud at the bottom of the bay. The ship was part of the defeated Armada of 1588 and was fleeing the English fleet when she anchored in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over payment the ship caught fire which caused the gunpowder to explode. She was supposed to have been carrying millions of gold coins when she went to the bottom but no-one has ever managed to find any sign of the ship or the treasure.