Tigh na Rois
ROMHC purchased the ruins of the Old Mill, a listed building, and the adjacent Millhouse Cottage, on the edge of Bunessan in 2001. The cottage was extended in a sympathetic manner to provide both a small museum and office and archive space. This would provide a hub for research and development projects to provide information and interpretation of the heritage of the Ross of Mull.
A small museum was created in the stone cottage, stripped back to the stone walls and floor. A new timber clad extension was added to extend the office area, to minimise its impact on its surroundings. With the help of a grant from the Scottish Land Fund & Community Land Unit the Tigh na Rois project (2006-2008) provided a permanent home for the Centre, having previously operated from temporary premises in Bunessan. At the same time, a digitisation, cataloguing and oral history programme was undertaken. The cottage was opened to visitors in May 2009 and welcomed over 1,000 visitors in its’ first year. Since then the Centre has been able to develop an important geneological archive, produce publications, stage events and undertake research projects, adding significantly to the knowledge of the history of the Ross of Mull.
Our sincere thanks go to the following funding bodies for their assistance and to all of those private donations (however small) which enabled us to complete the project which is now an important hub for the history of the area. Also thanks to Phil McDermott, Isle of Mull, who provided photographs of the completed renovation.
The Heritage Lottery Fund, Forward Scotland, Highland and Island Enterprise, Argyll & The Islands Whelk Leader+ programme and Scottish Natural Heritage.
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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