This is a busy little village, with shops, post office, restaurant, coffee shop and launderette.
The mailboat service from Oban to Mull traditionally called at Salen pier en route to Tobermory and many people still have fond memories of the Lochinvar. From 1964 the new ferries required bigger piers and Craignure was established as the main ferry terminus on the island due to its central location for visitors to Tobermory and Iona. This meant the end for Salen as a mailboat destination.
St Columba visited Salen and preached from a rocky bluff behind the Salen Hotel, it is said that his services were ‘not very well attended’.
This mid-Gothic style building was completed and opened on July 9th 1899 by the Rev. Dr. Norman Macleod from Inverness, a member of the Macleods of Morvern. At this time both English and Gaelic services were held. READ MORE
Salen Primary School
Salen Primary School also has a Gaelic Unit and Gaelic pre-school. READ MORETel: 01680 300348
Red Cross Charity Book Shop & Wheelchair Hire
Red Cross Charity Book Shop isl located on the road out to Gruline and is usually open Tuesday and Friday mornings 10.30 - 12 noon. READ MORETel:01680 300466
Glenforsa Airfield along with the Isle of Barra must be one of the most stunning airfields in the country. It opened for regular flights on 13th September 1966 but there are now no scheduled flights, the Logan Air flight from Glasgow ceased in 1980. READ MORE