For those researching their family history and who are unable to visit the Centre in person, and for when the Centre is closed, we can provide a genealogy research service. The first 30 minutes of research are free of charge. Thereafter, we ask for a donation of £12 per hour. In the first instance, please email us at 

The Centre holds the following resources:

  • Census Records 1841-1901 for Ross of Mull and Iona
  • Old Parish Records for the parishes of Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon 1704 - 1854
  • Old Parish Records for the Quad Sacra Parish of Iona 1831 - 1855
  • Selected valuation rolls for Ross of Mull and Iona 1858-1929
  • Selected Electoral Registers for Ross of Mull and Iona 1910 - 1965
  • Inhabitabts of the Argyll Estates 1779
  • Passenger lists of Intending Emigrants to Australia and Canada
  • Selected death records and graveyard transcriptions
  • Various booklets detailing the history of individuals or families
  • Documents, maps, photographs and a library of books

Further research resources include:

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

Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Millbrae Cottage
Isle of Mull
Argyll PA67 6DG

By Phone: 01681 700659
By Email:

Opening Times

Reopening 1st April 2024

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm


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