The Island of Mull is the second biggest of the Inner Hebrides and is a 45 minute-ferry ride away away from Oban on Scotland’s north west coast.
Island life has been traditionally supported by crofting, fishing and whisky distilling but island numbers more than halved to around 4,000 in the 19th Century because of the Highland Clearances and the potato famine.
Today, a third of the island’s 3,000 population live and work in the chief town of Tobermory, in the north, pictured above. Tourism – and wildlife visitors in particular – are big contributors to the island’s prosperity. Mull is a paradise for nature-lovers and its crowd-pulling wildlife. The Isle of Mull’s sea eagles are now well-known thanks to TV series such as the BBC’s Springwatch and Eagle Island.
With over 300 miles of dramatic coastline and stunning beaches to enjoy and explore, the Island of Mull offers incredible scenery, walking and wildlife. As well as solitude, peace and relaxation away from hectic modern lifestyles.