Welcome to the Ross of Mull Historical Centre

Ionad Echdraidh an Rois Mhuilich

The Ross of Mull is an area so rich in history that there is still visible evidence of the lives of past generations on the beautiful coastlines and moorlands, wherever you walk. From ancient times to the sudden loss of a way of life in the 19th century due to famine, clearance and emigration, there are tales to be told and connections to be rediscovered.

The Ross of Mull Historical Centre was established in 1997 to help make these connections for both the local communities and visitors to the area. seeking information on the culture and family ties from the past. ROMHC is the hub for an archive about the people, the history and the natural environment of the Ross of Mull, gathered through research, projects and events. Visit us at the Tigh na Rois Centre in Bunessan for a warm welcome and insight into a fascinating area of the Highlands of Scotland.

Our Centre

The Centre is a hub of information about the unique history of the people and culture of the Ross of Mull. It houses displays, a small library, excellent publications and a large archive of genealogical material.

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The Archive

The Centre contains a large archive of geneaological material relating to the Ross of Mull with many resources available

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Our Publications

The Centre produces a range of publications for sale including the very popular walking guides for the seven districts of the Ross of Mull

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Our Projects

The Centre has undertaken research and development  projects which provide fascinating insights into life in the past on the Ross of Mull

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Our News

  • Sunday, 22 April 2018

    The enigma of Kilpatrick - Cille-Phadraig,

    The name Kilpatrick, or Cille-Phadraig, literally means Chapel of St. Patrick, yet there are no known written records of the existence of a chapel,

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  • Friday, 13 April 2018

    A Tiny Treasure

    An arrowhead was found on Ardtun on low-quality crofting land, typical of Mull, usually thick with bracken but the area had been recently cleared.

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  • Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    The Secrets of Scoor Cave

    Scoor Cave, decorated with fascinating symbols, is situated at the head of a narrow inlet on the rocky shore of the south coast of the Ross of Mull

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  • Sunday, 1 April 2018

    A Real Creel

    Among the artefacts in the Museum there’s now a creel. one that is different in several ways from those mass-produced and delivered to the local piers

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The Ross of Mull is an extraordinary microcosm of all that draws visitors to the Hebridean Islands. The scenery, as you travel along the single-track road from the ferry at Craignure is breath-taking. You experience in the many walks in the area a true sense of wilderness; the secret bays with their beaches of silvery sand, the abundance of wildlife and the innumerable marks on the landscape of the lives of past generations and communities long gone. The Ross of Mull is a compelling place for anyone fascinated by history and the ancient way of life of the Gaelic people.

Contact Us

Tigh na Rois Visitor Centre
Millbrae Cottage
Bunessan
Isle of Mull
Argyll PA67 6DG

By Phone: 01681 700659

Opening Times

April - October
Mon to Fri : 10:00 - 16:00

November - March
By Arrangement only.

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