Geology

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Geology of Mull

Mull has not always been in its present position and form. Over geological time it has undergone enormous changes. Mull's oldest rocks formed way south in the southern hemisphere and Mull (in common with the British Isles) has gradually drifted northwards to its present day position. Read more

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Carsaig Arches

Carsaig Bay is one of the most scenically beautiful locations on the south coast of Mull and a haven for geologists, walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. The hamlet of Carsaig lies enclosed in a natural amphitheatre of towering basalt cliffs, producing some of the highest and most spectacular coastal scenery on the island. Read more

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Fossil Tree

The extremely exposed location of the Burg peninsula on the Isle of Mull gives it the name 'The Wilderness'. Burg was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1932 and was one of the first properties to come into the care of The National Trust for Scotland. Read more

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Mackinnon's Cave

Steeped in myth and magic and with great geological and topographical fascination, the short walk to MacKinnon’s Cave can be a testing scramble over muddy ground and a large boulder beach before the entrance to Abbot MacKinnon’s cave is reached. Read more

  • Mull and Iona Diary

    Events on March 13, 2015
    Josie Long: Cara Josephine Returning to Mull
    Starts: 8:00 pm
    Ends: March 13, 2015 - 9:00 pm
    Location: An Tobar, The Tobermory Arts Centre, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6PB, United Kingdom
    Description: with her most personal show to date, and the best-reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014! http://tickets.comar.co.uk/Sales/Events/Comedy/Josie-Long-Cara-Josephine/Ticket
    Events on April 1, 2015
    Bat Bonanza
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Aros Park, A848, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA75 6AD, United Kingdom
    Description: Come along to Aros Park for an evening bat walk. Bat detectors on hand so we can ID the species & hear them in action. We’ll have fun facts and activities for children. We'll end at the old pier for a lovely view of Tobermory.
    Time: 6.30-8.30pm
    Cost: £5/£3
    Meet: Aros Park, FCS notice board in main car park
    Further info: 01680300640 or 07540792650
    Events on April 15, 2015
    Tobermory Geo-Gathering
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: MacGochans Bar/Restaurant
    Description: A meetup of those interested in Geocaching and wish to meet other enthusiasts.
    adjoining the main car park in Tobermory
    Wednesday, 15th April 2015
    6pm-8pm