Several small islands lie off
the coast of the Ross of Mull. Each island is steeped in history with
fabulous scenery, all of which make them an important feature of the area.
Below is a brief description of each with a link through to their individual
pages for more information.
is a tidal island accessible on foot via Knockvologan on the south coast of
Mull. Known for Balfour's Bay (of 'Kidnapped' fame,
The Stevenson Way), a secluded white sandy beach
at the south end of the island, the small white lighthouse
observatory where the lighthouse keepers wives communicated with their husbands
when they were on duty at Dubh Artach lighthouse (16 miles south south west from
Iona Sound) and where John proposed marriage to Jane in October 2005. Lovely wee beaches,
tiny colourful sea
shells galore, and the Findhorn Community,
this is one of our favourite spots.
The island is also home to part of the Findhorn Community; folk from the
Community live on the island in
the lighthouse keepers cottages and although they welcome visitors to the
island, it is important to respect their privacy. You can find out more
is known for its ancient
graveyard of the Kings of Scotland, hill fort, stones and the
Inch Kenneth is home to an unusual land, a unique looking property which stands out
when you first see the island as you come through the glen from Pennyghael and
start the descent down.
A privately owned island and property, accessible only by boat, very few people
have had the privilege of stepping foot on this island and even fewer inside
this most unusual looking house. Towards the end of 2011, there was speculation
press that the island and house would be opened up to the public by it's
current owner 87 year old artist Yvonne Barlow and her husband Andrew.
are known for their spectacular
scenery, bird colonies including puffins and the occasional corncrake, wildlife
including ferral domestic black rabbits, fortifications, ancient history and
stunning fauna and flora. Accessible by
boat only from Fionnphort and Iona during the main summer months, it's a
great trip out which takes in a visit to Staffa and lasts about 5 hours.
is a beautiful small isle off the west coast and one of our all time favourite
places to visit. Described as Mull in miniature, it has some
gorgeous woodland walks, and scenery along with some fascinating history. Worth
the wee trip over in the little ferry boat, just for lunch or afternoon tea at the award winning
room. Fabulous for a great day out.
Visit the Isle of Ulva's website
for lots more information and some really delightful
and stunning photos.