is the largest village on the Ross of Mull and has its own primary school, church, surgery and police station. Bunessan also has a general stores, a gift shop and hotel.
If you happen to be in the hotel lounge during the evening you can witness one of its famous sunsets. No, this isn’t a multi-coloured drink that places you in a recumbent position but the setting sun performing at its most colourful best.
Bunessan has also recently opened a Historical Centre which has been sponsored by the extensive efforts of the local people to gather together family histories, events and stories from the area. It is an extremely good place to gain access to genealogical records and local stories and history. Its’ main resource is its’ very knowledgeable group of volunteers.
lies in the heart of the village, neatly fitted into a gap between two shops on the landward side of the main road as it skirts around the end of the loch here.
Though as the church was built in 1804 and dates back to the early years of the village, it is probably more likely that the shops were fitted around the church.
Mary MacDonald's Cairn
Mary Macdonald's Memorial
On the outskirts of the village of Bunessan, you will see at the junction to Lee and Ardtun, a memorial to Mary MacDonald, the poetess. Mary is best known , however, for a melody that she wrote for the carol “Child in a Manger”. We know it today as “Morning has broken”, or tune “Bunessan” in the Hymnal. Child in the manger, Infant of Mary, Outcast and stranger,
Lord of all!
Child who inherits,
All our transgressions
All our dements
On him fall.
Bunessan Police Station
Bunessan Police Station is one of four on the Isle of Mull, the others being Craignure, Salen and Tobermory.
Tel: 01680 700222
Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre
is a voluntary organisation which was established in 1997, with an aim of preserving the rich heritage of the Ross of Mull.
The Ross of Mull Historical Centre is located at Tigh na Rois Visitor Centre, Millbrae Cottage, next to the ruins of the Old Corn Mill, on the edge of Bunessan Village. Car parking is available by the bridge.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm Easter til October. Winter by appointment (Contact 01681 700659)
Bunessan has two shops, both owned at the time of writing by the MacKellars. One shop is both a general store and Post Office, and the other a gift shop called Fingal’s Cave.
Spa Shop & Post Office
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