t-Eilean Muileach, an t-eilean aghmhor,
The Isle of Mull is of isles the fairest,
An t-eilean grianach mun iath an saile
Of ocean’s gems ‘tis the first and rarest;
Eilean buadhmhor nam fuarbheann arda
Green grassy island of sparkling fountains,
Nan coilltean uaine, ‘s nan cluaintean fasail.
Of waving woods and high tow’ring mountains.
Why not come and see for yourself? No we’re not making it
up! This is as true today as it was 150 years ago when the
original Gaelic version of this popular Mull song was
written by Dugald MacPhail, one of the island’s most
Mull has an amazing variety of landscapes, geological
formations, even climates, for a fairly small island -
having said that, it’s bigger than you probably think! For
example from Tobermory in the North to Fionnphort in the
South-West by road is a total of 64 miles (of mainly single
track and often tortuous roads!) and the coastline measures
a staggering 300 miles, which is more than that of Devon and
Cornwall put together.
In fact the meaning of “Mull” comes from the Gaelic word for
a headland or peninsula and we assume the island gets its
name because it is basically a series of headlands divided
by sea-lochs which cut deep into the coastline.
This huge coastline coupled with our relatively low
population (about 3,000) means you can always find a quiet
We believe Mull has the greatest density of Eagles per
square mile in the whole of Scotland (Both golden eagles and
sea eagles). It’s also a great place to see otters and other
Mull is rich in signs of its varied history:
And man-made islands, all dating from
the iron age:
Remains of duns (fortified hills)
from early Christian times
Castles dating back to the 13th
Deserted villages from the clearances
in the 1800s - a time when the population of Mull was
between 10,000 and 11,000.
Discover all this and more on one of our guided tours :
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