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 (RoMHC) was established in 1997 to help make these connections for both the local communities and visitors to the area who are 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 genealogical material relating to the Ross of Mull with many resources available to anyone interested in history and the natural environment. 

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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

  • Monday, 17 June 2019

    Annual Easter Duck Race

    Having weathered well during the winter months the ducks were itching to get back in the water and stretch their wings. 141 ducks took to the water

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  • Monday, 17 June 2019

    Written in the Landscape – an archives workshop

    The Historical Centre received an invitation to a workshop entitled "Written in the Landscape" from Alison Diamond, Archivist for the Argyll Estates

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  • Thursday, 29 November 2018

    Remembering the Ross: Celebrations and Ceilidhs

    The theme of our "Remembering the Ross" gathering on November 28th was celebrations and ceilidhs.

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  • Tuesday, 13 November 2018

    Memories of WW1 in Iona and Creich

    Iona author E. Mairi MacArthur got in touch after reading an article about the names on the local war memorials in the autumn 2018 RoMHC newsletter.

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  • Thursday, 1 November 2018

    Remembering the Ross

    A gathering of local people with long connections to the Ross of Mull took place in Creich Hall on Wednesday October 31st.

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  • Saturday, 27 October 2018

    Celebrating 21 Years of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre

    21 years of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre was celebrated at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday October 27th.

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  • 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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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
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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