Ionad Eachdraidh 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 in Bunessan for a warm welcome and insight into a fascinating area of the Highlands of Scotland.
The Ross of Mull Historical Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SC030873
UPDATE March 2021 – The Ross of Mull Historical Centre remains closed as we review ways of opening safely. Meanwhile for historical information, genealogy research and on-line publication sales, browse this website or e-mail email@example.com
The Community Garden in the Centre grounds is now well under way, and open to be explored. Of course you need to respect the work in progress and growing things and people – including sometimes the local playgroup – but you are welcome to sit in the sun and listen to the Bunessan River as it runs to the sea.
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.Read More
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.
The Centre produces a range of publications for sale including the very popular walking guides for the seven districts of the Ross of Mull.Read More
Monday, 15 February 2021
Volunteers have been making progress all through the winter. Most weeks there have been two volunteering sessions and much has changed.Read More
Sunday, 31 May 2020
The value of producing our own food locally has become very evident recently. We have posters for sale illustrating tools used in the past.Read More
Thursday, 14 November 2019
Staff from Argyll Estates Archives enabled us to discuss our own resources, whilst giving us a privileged glimpse of the documents kept in Inveraray.Read More
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Until recently, the Ross of Mull had a remarkable number of Anderson shelters. But why so many? Can you tell us any more about this story?Read More
Friday, 13 September 2019
‘Do we know where we are going?’ was the witty title of a talk by Tom Aitchison, of Kintra and Hamilton, a long-standing supporter of RoMHCRead More
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.