The Culture

The island of Mull provides information, education and amusement both for those with specialist interests, and for those with none.
SailingFor anyone who enjoys sailing then the west coast of Scotland offers some of the best coastal waters in Western Europe. If nature is your passion – of whatever variety – then Mull will provide enough and more, to keep you coming back year after year.

Mull even has its own distillery! After a chequered past, it was taken over by Burn Stewart Distillers and re-opened again in 1990. It has continued to operate ever since, and offers tours during the holiday season, providing a ‘nip’ at the end to help you decide what version of the ‘water of life’ you want to buy.
Duart Castle, Isle of MullHistory buffs are also catered for with fine castles like Duart Castle, which for over 400 years has been the family seat of the Clan Maclean. Duart Castle is open to visitors from April until mid October. The ruins of Aros Castle and Moy Castle bring a real sense of the past, and there is even a ghost that is supposed to haunt the grounds at Moy Castle.

Mull Theatre is one of the country’s busiest and most successful theatre companies, producing accessible and challenging drama, new work, revivals, children’s theatre, contemporary and classic Scottish and international plays. Founded in 1966, the company has been in continuous operation ever since. Mull Theatre is based at Druimfin, just outside Tobermory.

Mull RallyThe narrow roads of Mull are the backdrop every October for the Mull Rally, one of the most spectacular rallies in the world. The rally sees cars compete against the clock over the island's often single-track public roads, with lots of hairpins, steep hills and big drops! This one is not for the faint hearted!

The Island of Mull is a treasure waiting to be discovered. There are those who have already done so, and you can forgive them for wanting to keep it to themselves. When you consider the breathtaking scenery, the iconic and quaint harbour of Tobermory, the multitude of birds, wildlife and fish that call it home, it is a wonder it is not better known. This is rapidly changing, and year on year more and more people are discovering the jewel that lies just 45 minutes out of Oban.