Delving deeper into the archives

clearboxross Thursday, 14 November 2019

After a fascinating workshop in May, with Alison Diamond of the Argyll Estate Archives, a follow-up session in October enabled us to discuss our own resources in the Centre, while giving us a privileged glimpse of more of the documents kept in Inveraray, for instance a great tome of rental rolls.

With Alison, on this occasion, was Jackie Davenport of Live Argyll, who works with the county Archives in Lochgilphead. The accompanying conversation, about the constraints, challenges and possibilities for a local history centre, was very helpful. We’re most grateful to them for making the journey.

We hope it might be possible for some of us – Trustees who are also active volunteers – to visit these mainland Archives, with specific research in mind.


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

By Phone: 01681 700659
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April - October
Mon to Fri : 10:00 - 16:00

November - March
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