Comar is a multi-arts organisation that produces, presents and develops creative work. We support and connect artists and audiences across Mull, Iona and beyond and seek meaningful ways to inspire, inform and shape our communities through culture and creativity.Every year Comar works with creative people commissioning and developing new work and runs about 100 events including:
The Mull and Iona Food Trail’s aim is to promote “locally sourced food, produced with respect for animal welfare and the environment, which tastes great and contributes to a sense of place.” See their website for a directory of producers and a map of the islands showing the location of trail members which include shops, producers, markets and eating places.
I love cheese and believe that virtually any dish is made better with the addition of cheese. When on holiday we make a point of tasting local cheese (along with local real ales). This is partly because we want to support local, independent businesses by shopping local and also because we just like cheese and beer. (Oh, and oat cakes. Ullapool Bakery make the best oatcakes in our opinion.)
We strive to keep our cheese as natural as possible, not even adding colouring (commonly used in cheese making). For that reason, the cheeses we make in winter, when the cows are being fed hay, are whiter in appearance than those made when fresh, green grass is more readily available. We want our cheese to be recognised for its individuality of flavour and taste – not by the brightness in colour!!
Isle of Mull Cheese welcome visitors and you could observe the cheese-making process or enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch in the Garden Barn which looks a wonderful setting for a lazy lunch.
If you can’t wait for your visit to try some Isle of Mull Cheese, you can order online direct from the farm. My favourite is the Hebridean Blue Cheese.
Want to rent a holiday cottage on the Isle of Mull, Scotland? Here are some suggestions:
Hotels range from small, family-run guest houses to luxury hotels with spas and include:
There are several campsites on the Isle of Mull including:
Iona is another beautiful Inner Hebrides island whether you are interested in the spiritual and religious aspects of this island or the stunning beaches. It can be reached by Calmac ferry from Fionnphort in the southwest corner of the island of Mull. Iona is small so there’s no need to take your car. For more details, see the Calmac website.
So now you know about some of the amazing things to do on Mull, you now need to know how to get there. Ferries to the Isle of Mull now come under the RET (road equivalent tariff) scheme which bases ferry fares on the cost of travelling the equivalent distance by road. This means ferry trips to Mull have been substantially reduced.
If you want to travel by ferry to the Isle of Mull, you have 3 ferry routes to choose from run by the iconic Calmac ferries:
This is the most direct route to Mull and also the most expensive. It only takes a scenic 46 minutes and it’s worth sitting out on the top deck if the weather’s fine to enjoy the scenery and some wildlife-spotting. If you want to take your vehicle on the ferry, booking is recommended.
This is a cheaper crossing but you it depends on where you’re coming from. You may find the extra driving time and petrol costs aren’t worth it. There’s no need to book in advance. You just buy your ticket at the port and then go on the next available sailing.
This is operated in the same way as the Lochaline service.
For more details, see the Calmac website.
You can check the latest weather on the Isle of Mull on these websites:
You can check tide times on these websites:
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