Isle of Mull
The Mull Bard Dugald MacPhail penned in his anthem, An t’eilean Muileach:
The Isle of Mull is of Isles the fairest,
Of ocean’s gems ’tis the first and rarest;
Green grassy island of sparkling fountains,
Of waving woods and high tow’ring mountains
The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the Hebridean Islands. Accessible by the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries which run from Oban to Craignure and from Lochaline to Fishnish. There is also a ferry that runs from the small village of Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan peninsula to Tobermory.
Mull is the ideal island to take a holiday in Scotland, as it has some of the worlds most magnificent scenery, dramatic sea cliffs, abundant wildlife, and some wild remote places where one can find standing stones and many haunting ruined villages, remnants of the infamous Highland Clearances.
Discover the beauty and magic of Mull. an island steeped in history – follow in the footsteps of the famous 18th century explorers, Johnson and Boswell, see what inspired Mendelssohn and Wordsworth, and wander through the medieval castles, gardens, caves and wilderness hills.
Today Mull and its neighbouring islands of Ulva and Iona have a population of 2850. Farming, fishing and forestry used to be the economic mainstays of the island, but increasingly today, tourism is responsible for much of the island economy. Fish farming is also very important and the community are at the forefront of developing renewable energy including hydro, wind and biomass .