The Ross of Mull Historical Centre has undertaken several important research and development projects, which have provided new insights into the local history and heritage of the Ross of Mull.
“Focus on Ardchiavaig”: A week-long archaeological survey took place in July 2017, which invited people to participate and see what lay beneath the soil of Ardchiavaig, a deserted township near Bunessan. Volunteers worked on an archaeological survey, which included learning how to sketch and photograph the findings. A further aspect of the project was to invite children to participate in a video competition, producing a film about Ardchiavaig. Videos about the survey and the competition are found on the project page, along with a survey report. Find out more>
“Caring for Kilvickeon”:. Kilvickeon Parish Church iss is the only medieval parish church on the Ross of Mull. Despite its age, the church had many structures and artefacts still remaining in 2013 when Historic Scotland took the initiative to prevent further decline. RoMHC then presented further proposals and accessed funding to help preserve this amazing scheduled monument. Find out more>
“Tigh na Rois”: The renovation of Millburn Cottage, next to the ruined watermill on the edge of Bunessan, provided a permanent home for the Ross of Mull Historical Centre. In addition, a digitisation, cataloguing and oral history programme was undertaken. The new Centre was opened to visitors in May 2009. Find out more>
“The Graveyard and Township Survey”: The survey focussed on the four main burial grounds on the Ross of Mull, namely at Kilpatrick, Suie, Kilvickeon and Fionnphort. The project survey and report document was completed in 2018. Find out more>
“Discover the Ross ": Following many months of research and writing, in August 2004 several publications became available on the theme of "Discover the Ross". These included booklets on local walks within the 6 Districts in the Ross of Mull which have been welcomed by locals and visitors alike. . Find out 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.
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