On the map (Creich Hall, 4th September 2021)

romhc Sunday, 7 November 2021

This was our first public event since March 2020, when the pandemic prevented us from opening – among many more serious events, world-wide. On Mull, community life had to take new forms: while there was still neighbourliness and mutual help, there was no possibility of gathering in local halls. We remained closed in 2020, operating only on-line, and continued until midway through 2021, when we opened our doors to individuals or one family group at a time. So the 4th September, still in the time of Covid and with potential audiences remaining cautious, was a significant stage in our ‘opening up’ – when we booked Creich Hall for an evening on Maps.

The starting point was the gift of an original Joan Blaeu printed map, taken from one of his atlases, and framed. It will be put on show, when the Centre opens next year. Click here to read the full story.

Alongside that, we had a fascinating illustrated talk from Rutger Emmelkamp of Knockvologan Studies, about different ways of mapping the world – and our immediate environment. The website will carry this account in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, visit the talk given by Eleanor MacDougall PhD about: Gaelic place names on the Ross – and their stories


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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