Tigh na Rois
RoMHC purchased the ruins of the old waternill, a listed building, and the adjacent Millhouse Cottage, on the edge of Bunessan in 2001. The cottage was extended in a sympathetic manner to provide a small museum, an office and an archive storage space. The aim was to provide a hub for research and development projects to provide information and interpretation of the heritage of the Ross of Mull. This was named Tigh na Rois (House of Ross: English)
A small museum was created in the stone cottage, which was stripped back to show the attractive original stone walls and wooden floor. A new timber-clad extension was added to extend the office area, designed to minimise its impact on its surroundings. With the help of a grant from the Scottish Land Fund & Community Land Unit the Tigh na Rois project, which ran for two years from 2006, provided a permanent home for RoMHC, which had been operating from temporary premises in Bunessan. At the same time, a digitisation, cataloguing and oral history programme was undertaken. Tigh na Rois was opened to visitors in May 2009 and welcomed over 1,000 visitors in its’ first year. Since then, the Centre has been able to develop an important geneological archive, produce publications, stage events and undertake research projects, adding significantly to the knowledge of the history of the Ross of Mull.
RoMHC would like to thank the following funding bodies for their assistance and to all the private donations, large and small, which enabled the completion of the project which is now an important hub for the history of the area.
The Heritage Lottery Fund, Forward Scotland, Highland and Islands Enterprise, Argyll & The Islands Whelk Leader+ Programme and Scottish Natural Heritage. Also thanks to Phil McDermott, Isle of Mull, who provided photographs of the completed renovation for the website gallery.
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.
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