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Tobermory Highland Games

Laura MacKay
Sonas House
The Fairways
Tobermory
Isle of Mull
PA75 6PS
Tel: 01688 302304
Email: laura@sonashouse.co.uk

About Tobermory & Mull

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. 

No visit to Tobermory is complete without a visit to the Tobermory (Ledaig) Distillery established in 1823 and which produces one million litres of fine whisky every year. Adults pay a modest price for the popular guided tour whilst children can accompany their guardians free of charge. The smells alone that you will savour are tempting enough but adults also receive a tot of Mull’s ‘liquid gold’ at the end of the tour. The distillery uses un-peated malted barley, this is because the island’s water is naturally peaty. The distillery has its own private loch high in the hills and the water draws a glorious flavour from the land through which it runs.

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. 

Tobermory is at the northern end of the Isle of Mull and has a ferry link over to the Ardnamurchan peninsula.  Normally, however, visitors travel to the island via Oban or Lochaline and drive up the island to Tobermory. 

To find out more about Tobermory, go to the Tobermory website
Where is Mull  ?
The Isle of Mull and the neighbouring island of Iona lie just off the west coast of Scotland, in the United Kingdom.

 A map about the Isle of Mull in relationship to Scotland
From Oban, on the mainland, where many visitors arrive on their way to Mull and Iona, the seaward view is dominated by the rocky peaks and green slopes of the Mull mountains.

Whats on Mull

They are silent, lonely islands of rushing, tumbling burns, high peaks, dramatic views, waterfalls, wildlife, history and atmosphere. 

According to your interests, the islands of Mull and Iona can be a wilderness awaiting discovery, a sporting paradise, a haven of peace and relaxation or simply a charming and beautiful centre for a Highland holiday away from the cares and pressures of modern life. 
For the Children, we have 'Quests' organised by our tourism group, the Isle of Mull railway and of course our magnificent beaches.  For Today, Mull and its neighbouring islands have a population of nearly 3000. 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 for both fin-fish and shellfish.
Many of the population are Macleans, MacLaines, MacKinnons, Macquarries and MacDonalds, descendants of Mull's ancient clans. Over the years Scots from almost every other clan have moved to Mull, as well as others, and so the population today is a mixture of true 'Muilich' and 'incomers' who all agree that they love Mull! This small, dispersed yet thriving community is well served by the Mull and Iona Community Councils and also by the Mull and Iona Community Trust, as well as by numerous clubs, societies and associations.

  |  Last modified 14/01/2009