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Book your trips & tours with Explore Mull www.exploremull.com 01688 302875 NATURE SCOTLAND - WILDLIFE TOURS: Join Ewan for a land-based wildlife adventure to discover the Isle of Mull and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Explore some of Scotland’s finest wild areas, searching for iconic species such as Golden Eagle, WhiteTailed Eagle, Otter, Hen Harrier, Red Deer and many more. Our flagship tour is the Mull Nature Expedition, which is a vehicle based experience that includes easy leisurely walks of 1-2 hours to delve deeper into the habitats and connect with the islands wilder places.

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We also provide the Mull Mountain Expedition, Ardnamurchan Tour, Private Tours and package expeditions with BBC Springwatch presenter, Iolo Williams. Mobile: 07743 956380. www.naturescotland.com TURUS MARA: The Mull family business have operated seabird and wildlife cruise tours for 46 years. “Expeditions with a flavour of the traditional and a hint of adventure”. From Ulva Ferry on Mull. Staffa and Treshnish Isles - day trips of a lifetime with photo opportunities galore for a great variety of creatures both feathered and woolly. We facilitate all-in tickets for joining from Oban, Tobermory and other parts of Mull. Consult the Turus Mara website/ brochure for timetables and more information about our bird/wildlife (including Puffin Therapy). Hoy Lass and Island Lass are class V1 licensed passenger boats by the MCA. Book now with ourselves: Tel: 01688 400242. info@turusmara.com, www.turusmara.com Or book with Explore Mull: Tel: 01688 302875. www.exploremull.com

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STAFFA TRIPS Staffa is a beautiful uninhabited island, famous for its dramatic basalt columns, sea caves and bird life. Over the years it has captivated thousands of people including Queen Victoria, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jules Verne. Fingal’s Cave is always splendid and atmospheric and puffins can be seen ashore in season. If you’re lucky, you might see a passing, porpoise, dolphin, or whale! The trip lasts approximately three hours and you can disembark at Fionnphort or Iona. We leave Iona and Fionnphort twice daily (1st April - 31st October) and we aim to give you at least 1 hour ashore. www.staffatrips.co.uk Tel: 01681 700755.

ENJOY MULL: 5 We offer a full day, wildlife/scenic tour Join us for an all inclusive, relaxing day. We will take you through spectacular scenery stopping regularly to watch for eagles, otters, red deer and more. Enjoy Mull’s history, geology, tall tales and wonderful wildlife as we go. The tour includes a home-made lunch, hot drinks and home baking. Usually up to 8 hours. Sorry, unsuitable for under 7 years. We also offer half and full day private tours. Please contact us for more information availability and prices on: Tel: 077486 78630 or 01680 300162 or via our contact form on www.enjoymull.co.uk

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DID YOU KNOW? Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is located in the northeastern part of the island, near the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull. With a current population of approx. 700, the town was built in 1788. The name Tobermory is derived from the Gaelic Tobar Mhoire, meaning “Mary’s Well”. The name refers to a well located nearby which was dedicated in ancient times to the Virgin Mary. 7

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DID YOU KNOW? The geological processes that make Mull and Iona’s landscapes hold fascination for geology scientists from around the World. The youngest and the oldest rocks in the British Isles can be found in these islands, spanning a geological history of around 3 billion years. 90% of Mull’s landscape consists of stepped plateaux, made up of successive lava flows, dating back a mere 60 million years. This landscape was previously two or three times higher than it is today, but weathering and glacial erosion in the last 50 million years has sculpted this environment into what we see now. 10

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CRANNICH TOURING SITE & HOLIDAY CARAVANS: Small, quiet site exclusively for Motor Homes, Campervans and Touring Caravans / 6 hard standings, hook-ups, high quality WC / shower, washing up area, CDP & WIFI / TV points / 3 self cater holiday caravans. Crannich Aros, Isle of Mull, PA72 6JP. Tel: 01680 300495. www.crannich.co.uk

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MOTORHOMES ON MULL: Motor homes are very welcome to the Isle of Mull but please take care as large numbers of motorhomes coming to Mull can create difficulties on our narrow roads and parking places. Drive as slowly as you wish, but please let traffic behind pass you by using available passing places. Please note that there is no such thing as “wild camping” in Scotland in a motorhome or campervan. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code specifically excludes motorised access. This means that if you are parking in an area out-with established campsites you do not have permission to stay there and you may be asked to leave by the landowner. Water and Waste facilities are available on campsites only so please make sure you have your site booked. A Guide for Campervans and Motorhomes on Mull is available at Explore Mull and Visitor Information Centres. 21

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ARDALANISH WEAVING MILL AND FARM: We weave tweeds and loom goods on Dobcross looms and also have knitting wool all produced from the wool of native sheep our own Hebridean flock as well as fleece from other flocks of native breed. The Mill is open to visitors and there is a mill shop where you can browse. We also stock our own Hebridean lamb and highland beef. Open daily Easter to October 10am to 5pm. Weekdays only in winter. Tel: 01681 700265. www.ardalanish.com

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ARDACHY HOUSE HOTEL: Bunessan, Isle of Mull PA67 6DS. Tel: 01681 700505. Email: info@ardachy.co.uk www.ardachy.co.uk We overlook the beautiful Ardalanish Beach, with sea views towards Jura and Colonsay. We are ideally located for exploring Iona, Erriad, Ulva and the Ross of Mull. Book one of our en-suite rooms or look after yourselves in our self catering apartment. Enjoy breakfast and evening meals using fresh and local produce where possible. Call to check availability.

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THE GLEN HOUSES: Self Catering Holiday Accommodation, Dervaig, Isle of Mull. Each well equipped chalet sleeps up to 5 people with lovely views. One chalet is adapted for people with limited mobility. Dogs welcome. WiFi available. Tel: 01688 400377. Email: nicky@glenhousesmull.co.uk www.glenhousesmull.co.uk

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MULL CHARTERS: Departing from Ulva Ferry, our Sea Eagle Adventure trips offer jaw dropping close up views of Whitetailed Eagles taking fish from the water within 10m of our boat, Lady Jayne.Trips are friendly and relaxed and we offer complimentary hot drinks on board and a WC for your convenience. Book at Explore Mull. Tel: 01680 300444. Places to Visit

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The island of Ulva has recently been bought by the local community.It has some lovely walks and the Boathouse restaurant gives you the ultimate seafood experience while looking across the bay to Mull. Reachable by foot ferry, Ulva is well worth a visit.

CHRONICLE CRAFTS & CAKES: “Pyrography” - the Art of decorating items with a heated object. Hand crafted Souvenirs, gifts & keepsakes, personalised on request. For sale at all Producers & Craft markets. Commissions’ taken. Visit my Facebook page to see more. Based in Craignure. Helen Windsor McGrail, Tel: 07856 776283.

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TAKE THE FERRY TO OBAN: Sailing regularly from Craignure to Oban. Booking is recommended when taking the car, especially during the Summer. To book, call into the Caledonian Macbrayne Office, or phone 0800 066 5000. Crossings are approx. 45 mins. PICK UP OUR SISTER GUIDE EXPLORE OBAN For further information on things to see and do in the Oban area. Please contact Mobile: 07828 730964 or helen@explorescotland.net www.explore-oban.com

GEORGE STREET FISH RESTAURANT & CHIP SHOP: George street is the main street in Oban. You will find the contemporary Fish Restaurant (13 George Street), very tastefully decorated serving fresh grilled, fried fish and seafood along with an excellent selection of wines, beers and premium soft drinks. Next to the Restaurant you will find our legendary Fish and Chip Shop (15 George Street). Open all day. Tel: 01631 566664. www.georgestreetfishrestaurant.co.uk

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Tobermory Town Map ISLE OF MULL LEATHER: Hand crafted, bespoke leather goods, designed and handmade by Alan in his workshop on Tobermory Main Street. Make sure you pop in for a visit and see a craftsman at work producing items from detailed carved and tooled full grained leather belts and wallets to deluxe shot glass cases and bags. Also on Instagram and Facebook. Tel: 01688 301214. www.isleofmullleather.co.uk

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DID YOU KNOW? The Minke Whale is the true denizen of the deep in the waters around the Isle of Mull. These small whales, measuring up to 12 metres, have been the subject of study by Sealife Surveys, a company based in Tobermory, over the past 30 years. Both Common and Atlantic Grey Seals can be seen off the coast of Mull. To see Common Seals, try looking in Salen Bay or take a short boat trip from Tobermory across to Calve Island. Atlantic Grey Seals prefer more remote areas, like the Treshnish Isles which can be visited by boat from either Tobermory , Iona or Ulva Ferry.

EXPLORE MULL VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Here at Explore Mull you will find almost everything you will need to make your visit perfect. With the help of our manager in our “One Stop Booking Shop”, any trips and tours can be booked, including boat trips and land tours, from Tobermory, Salen, Ulva Ferry, Dervaig, Fionnphort/Iona and even Kilchoan! Explore Mull prides itself on being the only independent booking agent/information centre on the island that is privately owned with no government funding so “every booking helps”. We have been supporting the tourism industry successfully now for the past 10 years and have vast experience and knowledge of the island and surrounding areas, its wildlife and fun ways to see it. So if it is whales and dolphins, or eagles and otters, we are the place to visit! We are open throughout the summer season from 9am, so please pay us a visit. We are situated in Ledaig Car Park in Tobermory. You may even leave with some of our local souvenirs! Tel: 01688 302875. Email: info@exploremull.com 29

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TOBERMORY BOAT TRIPS run daily from the pontoons here in Tobermory harbour to see whales, dolphins, harbour porpoise and much more on the famous Sea Life Surveys boats or Staffa Tours offer you the chance to spend the day with the puffins on the island of Lunga and also to land on the amazing island of Staffa made from naturally formed basalt columns creating a spectacular cave. Staffa and Lunga are also very popular for other sea birds. Both trips offer two very different wildlife experiences and the boats can carry up to 60 persons.

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Courtesy bus(es) are available to take you on the scenic drive through Mull to Ulva Ferry for the regular Turus Mara boat trips out to Staffa and The Treshnish Isles and their world renowned puffin therapy. Due to the popularity of all these tours it is advisable to book well in advance on www.exploremull.com or by phone on 01688 302875. You can also call into our information centre in Tobermory’s main carpark just before the top of the pontoons which is open throughout the summer. 4 Places to Visit

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HEBRIDEAN WHALE AND DOLPHIN TRUST: • Family friendly activities including ‘marine escape’ game • Information about where to spot whales and dolphins • Binocular hire and gift shop • Talks and special events! Find us at 28 Main Street, Tobermory. Tel: 01688 302816 or Email: shop@hwdt.org www.hwdt.org

L BEAUTY: Offers Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac Polish, Waxing, Lash Lifts, Tinting, Make up, Spray tan, Massage. Available for Weddings, Special Occasions or just a pamper! Fully insured and using quality products Trained at the prestigious Mary Reid Spa Academy Facebook/Instagram - LBeautyMull Email: lbeautymull@gmail.com Tel: 07821 714554.

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Tobermory Town Map TIGH FAIRE SELF CATERING NEW FOR 2020! Situated on the upper level of Tobermory, this property boasts amazing views across the harbour of Tobermory and beyond from its spacious outdoor balconies. The property comprises of 3 bedrooms, all fully equipped and en suite, a large kitchen, dining room and spacious carpeted lounge leading on to the

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HIGHLAND COTTAGE: A warm welcome and great food made by Jo Currie and hosted by Dave. If you are looking for fantastic 2 AA Rosette food without the stuffy atmosphere this is definitely the place to go. The hotel and restaurant situated on Tobermory’s upper level is the ideal venue for a quiet and relaxed dining experience. Special requirements can easily be catered for on request. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! Tel: 01688 302030. www.highlandcottage.co.uk

main terrace. Free wifi , freeview tv and laundry facilities available. Pets allowed under supervision. It is a 5 minute walk to Tobermory centre where you can find local produce and amazing restaurants during your stay. To book or for prices/availability, please email us on info@exploremull.com

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TOBERMORY PHARMACY: The only community pharmacy on the island. Please feel free to speak to our friendly staff for all your pharmaceutical and Holiday needs! We also offer NHS pharmacy services - Call for information. Open: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 9.00 - 5.30. Saturday: 9-5. Wednesday: 9-1. Closed Lunchtime 1-2. Main Street, Tobermory. Tel: 01688 302431.

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DID YOU KNOW? Warm soils and humid conditions provide the right conditions for a wealth of fungi in Mull’s woodlands. Late Summer and Autumn are the best times to go on a fungi foray on the island. Aros Park, is a great place to visit to find a wide assortment of these colourful and fascinating organisms. Mull’s mild and damp climate also supports a luxuriant community of ferns, mosses & lichens. Just about every tree on the island is festooned with these plants and ancient organisms. Lichens are ecological barometers of a health environment, of clean air and low pollution. That so many are found on the Isle of Mull bears testimony to the good health of the island!

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CALMAC FERRIES TO AND FROM MULL: Caledonian Macbrayne operate ferry services Oban Oban to Craignure Lochaline to Fishnish Kilchoan to Tobermory Fionnphort to Iona Timetables are available from Calmac offices and also online on www.calmac.com The only ferry you need to book in advance is the Oban – Craignure if you are crossing with a vehicle. Foot passengers do not need to make reservations. Passengers with vehicles must also ensure that their return journey is also booked in advance. The ferry service to Iona is a foot ferry ONLY (bikes are permitted). ULVA FERRY - does not run on Saturdays Ulva also has a small foot passenger shuttle service which runs on demand usually 6 days a week in summer. Simply turn up at Ulva Ferry and if you cannot see the small boat slide the lever on the signpost to red and await the boat. Once you see the boat coming please just slide the sign back across ready for the next passengers (bikes are permitted).

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Isle of Iona IONA CAMPSITE is situated on the stunning Isle of Iona, 1 mile from the ferry and close to white sandy beaches. The campsite has well equipped shower and toilet facilities and now a new kitchen/dining area. Adult - £7.50 pn. Under 12 - £4 pn. Under 5 - Free Tents and gear available for hire. We look forward to welcoming you. Email: info@ionacampsite.com Mobile: 07747 721275. IONA PODS: Our cosy camping pods are small accommodation units situated on the picturesque island of Iona on the west coast of Scotland. Each Pod sleeps up to 4 people. Prices vary - check our website for latest deals and offers. Iona Pods, Isle of Iona, Argyll, PA76 6SW. Tel: 01681 700233. www.ionapods.com Email: hello@ionapods.com 38

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IONA TARTAN - MARTYRS BAY The Sound of Iona tartan has recently been designed and woven in Scotland and was inspired by the colours of the sand, sea and rocks of Iona. Lying off the west coast of Scotland, the island of Iona has the mighty Atlantic Ocean on its western shore and the shallow waters of the Sound of Iona separating it from its near neighbour the Isle of Mull. In the early 20th century, Scottish colourists made regular painting trips to the island. Their famous seascapes reflect Iona’s vibrant colours and photographers and painters continue to visit to capture the clear light. Tel: 01681 700 357. ionatartan.com

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IONA HOSTEL: The hostel at the end of the road ‘Highly Recommended’ (Scotland the Best) / Visit Scotland 4 Star. Welcoming and much loved eco-hostel 3 minutes from sandy beach. Iona at it’s blissed-out best. £23.00 per night / £19.00 for under 10’s. www.ionahostel.co.uk or speak with John on 01681 700 781

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ARIUNDLE CENTRE is located in Strontian beside Ariundle Oakwoods, Quality Licensed Restaurant/Bar Suppers and tearoom. Serving fresh seasonal local food & delicious home baking. Many craftwork shops, glorious wool shop, local crafts and infomation. Accommodation for families, individuals, and groups. Open all day, all year. Please telephone for winter hours. Tel: 01967 402279.

ARDNAMURCHAN CAMPSITE: Relaxing, beautiful and peaceful encapsulates mainland Britain’s most westerly campsite. Amidst ancient volcanic landscapes, Ardnamurchan teems with wildlife - on land, sea and air. Slow down… Relax, explore, find white sands or your own tranquil cove. Embrace the soothing rhythms of our abundant wild natural world... reconnect… revitalise...! Tel: 01972 510766. www.ardnamurchancampsite.com

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USELFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS • USELFUL TELEPHONE POST OFFICE/GENERAL STORE Craignure ................................ 01680 812301 Salen .......................................... 01680 300472 Dervaig ..................................... 01688 400208 Fionnphort .............................. 01681 700470 Bunessan ................................ 01681 700252

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SUNART CAMPING M: 07967 030664 E: sunartcamping.cycles@gmail.com W: www.sunartcamping.co.uk

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DID YOU KNOW? Seafood - the pure clear blue waters around the West coast of Scotland are rich in molluscs and crustaceans, they are an important part of the marine food chain and provide pubs and restaurants with a wealth of tasty seafood for locals and visitors to enjoy. The sea provides a large part of the employment in the area. Fishermen catching langoustines, crabs, lobsters, clams and many varieties of sea fish. Scottish salmon farms provide many local jobs for growing the fresh Scottish salmon you get on your plate. Mussel farming is also another great provider of employment in the area.

DISCOVER: Sunart, Morvern, Moidart, Ardnamurchan and Ardgour With sweeping white sands, crystal clear seas, ancient woodlands and mountains, amazing wildlife, jaw dropping scenery and Celtic legends, a visit to the most picturesque land in Scotland will be unforgettable. Once visited - it will be forever in your heart! Visit www.ardnamurchan.com for activities, accommodation and places to eat. THE ARDNAMURCHAN DISTILLERY Scotland’s Greenest Distillery Tours • Tastings • Shop Open all year: Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm Summer: Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: CLOSED Glenbeg, Acharacle, PH36 4JG Tel: +44 (0) 1972 500 285 Email: ardnamurchan@adelphidistillery.com www.ardnamurchandistillery.com

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Tobermory Surgery ......... 01688 302013 Salen Surgery ..................... 01680 300327 INFORMATION Visit Scotland ...................... 01680 812377 Explore Mull ........................ 01688 302875 RSPB Scotland .................. 01680 300387

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TRANSPORT Buses ...................................... 01680 812313 Calmac Craignure ........... 01680 340258 Calmac Tobermory ......... 01688 327089 Scotrail ................................... 0844 5565636 City Link ................................. 0871 2663333

LOCHALINE STORES T: 01967 421220 Open: Mon - Sat, 8.30am - 6pm Sun 11.30am - 2pm

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is just a short walk from the ferry and is open daily as a community centre with a lovely cafe, gift shop and local information where you can find out more about the local tours that leave the ferry port. The tours go to Staffa and Lunga to see the puffins and a wide variety of other sea birds, possibly even some sea life en route. You can also embark on an Ardnamurchan land tour by minibus on certain days of the week. From the ferry port you can also cross to Tobermory for a visit to the iconic town of coloured houses and an array of gift shops and eateries. For further information on trips and tours available please contact: Explore Mull on 01688 302875 or email info@exploremull.com

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Food and Drink MACGOCHANS is a multi award winning establishment in the heart of Tobermory, situated right on the harbor front, with stunning views across the Bay. Our uniquely designed business has four concept areas; main dining/ bar area, has an open and airy Scottish theme throughout, we also have an upstairs area available for function use and Summer Dining. Our Beer garden to the front of the building is the best place to sit and enjoy the Scottish Summer, and finally our dedicated ‘Wee’ Whisky Bar, with a fantastic range of Local and Scottish offerings and a roaring log burning stove for those slightly wetter days! In all a fantastic place to relax with plenty of local produce to enjoy from Beers and Spirits to daily landings of Local Seafood and Shellfish and Fresh Meat and Burgers prepared from Estates local to Tobermory. Tel: 01688 302350. www.macgochans-tobermory.co.uk

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CRYSTAL PALACE CHINESE RESTAURANT is the most visited Chinese restaurant for sitting in & take away by locals in Tobermory. We offer freshly cooked meals with a friendly atmosphere. Crystal Palace is located just in the middle of Tobermory town centre & less than a minute walk from the Clock Tower. For takeaway or bookings: Tel: 01688 301271.

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Seldom seen, the seas around the Isle of Mull are rich in molluscs and crustaceans. These creatures are an important part of the marine food chain and provide pubs and restaurants with a wealth of tasty seafood for locals and visitors to enjoy. Scallops that are harvested in an ethically responsible manner are, perhaps, the meal to have to sample the taste of Mull. Many of Mull’s best restaurants, specialise in providing their customers with a wide selection of locally sourced sea food. COMAR, AN TOBAR & MULL THEATRE: We present over 100 events a year across live music, visual arts, theatre, crafts, dance, film, literature and comedy from our home on Mull, and we have a friendly veggie café serving delicious lunches and drinks. We also commission and develop new work. Tel: 01688 302211. www.comar.co.uk 63

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AM BIRLINN: Purpose built restaurant between Dervaig and Calgary serving excellent local produce and doorstep seafood in a relaxed, sociable atmosphere by warm and friendly staff. Wide range old and new world wines, local whiskies and ales. Booking recommended. Tel: 01688 400619. www.ambirlinn.com

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DID YOU KNOW? markets monthly across the Island. Showcasing the diversity and creativity of our locally sourced produce from fresh veg to handmade sausages and many other local crafts. In the summer Tobermory Producer’s Market runs weekly in Aros Hall on the Main St. Other markets are held at Pennygael, Dervaig and Craignure. To find out dates please visit www.isle-of-mull.net/mull-information/diary/ You can also pick up the Mull and Iona Food Trail leaflet from Explore Mull.

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GLENGORM COFFEE SHOP: Situated 5 miles north of Tobermory, in the grounds of the beautiful Glengorm Estate - ideal for walks, wildlife, & beautiful views. We are open daily to serve meals with fresh local produce from 12.00 - 4.30, drinks & home baking 10.00 - 5.00. We have a range of dried and canned goods, spices, fresh - frozen meat from the estate as well as our ready meals. We often have exhibitions in our art gallery from our talented local artists. Tel: 01688 302932.

CRAIGNURE INN is a small and characteristic island drover’s inn, offering genuine island hospitality, friendly atmosphere, delicious food and comfortable accommodation. The Inn is only 200 metres from the Craignure Ferry Terminal. Our location offers splendid views of the Sound of Mull, Ben Nevis and the Highlands as well as providing opportunities for relaxing, eating and enjoying a fine malt. Craignure, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA65 6AY. Tel: 01680 812305. www.craignure-inn.co.uk 66

PRODUCER’S MARKETS ON MULL: The island boasts great Producer’s

THE TOBERMORY SCULLERY: Situated on Tobermory’s harbour front, The Tobermory Scullery offers a full breakfast menu, lunch and main meals with a stunning view. Being the only eatery open at 8am in town during the summer season, it’s perfect for the early riser, day tripper or ferry boarder. Serving up freshly ground Italian coffee & delectable home-made cakes and pastries, it is no surprise it’s a popular destination.

We love dogs & children and have plenty of space for both! We are proud to proclaim that our menu samples many of the finest locally sourced produce. All menu items are available for takeaway. 10 Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NU Mobile: 07803 395716. www.thetobermoryscullery.co.uk 64

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TOBERMORY STORES: Situated on the main street of Tobermory, this is a local, independent grocers/deli, selling a wide range Mull’s produce. The store has everything you would expect to find in a local convenience store/deli. Serving takeaway sandwiches, coffee and newspapers, it’s open 7 days a week from 8.000am - 8.00pm.

Explore Mull© www.exploremull.com produces this guide as part of a network of guides, web sites, and social media that provides the local’s advice on the area of Scotland. For more information go to www.explorescotland.net. To advertise in this guide contact info@exploremull.com Tel: 01688 302875

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Explore Mull Guide 2019/20  

A local publication from Explore Mull information and booking agents of things to see and do on the Isle of Mull and surrounding areas.

Explore Mull Guide 2019/20  

A local publication from Explore Mull information and booking agents of things to see and do on the Isle of Mull and surrounding areas.

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