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.
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
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.