Mull

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Coordinates: 56°27′N 6°00′W / 56.450°N 6.000°W / 56.450; -6.000

Mull (or Isle o Mull), is the seicont biggest island in the Inner Hebrides (Scots Gaelic: Muile, pronounced [ˈmulə]), it haes a little bit mair nor 2000 indwallers.[1][2]

Backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Isle o Mull aff the wast coast o Scotland.

At 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi) Mull is the fowert biggest Scots island. Mull haes a coastline o 480 kilometers (300 mi) an its climate is moderatit bi the Gulf Stream. In the 14t century Mull becam pairt o the Lordship o the Isles. Efter the collapse o the Lordship in 1493 the island wis taken ower bi the clan MacLean, an in 1681 bi the clan Campbell. Durin the Hieland Clearances in the 18t and 19t centuries, the population fell frae 10,000 tae less nor 4000 indwallers. The biggest muntain on Mull is ca'd Ben Mull.[3] The biggest toun is Tobermory which wis also uised fur filmin the childer's BBC TV series, Balamory.[4] It also has a distillery, makin Tobermory single malt whisky.[5]

Torran Rocks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Torran Rocks is a group o smaw islands an skerries, spans approximatly 15 square mile (39 km2), locatit twa mile (3 km) tae the sooth wast, atween the Ross o Mull an Dubh Artach. Robert Louis Stevenson's buik Kidnapped wis set in pairt on ane o these islands. Frank Lockwood's Island naur Lochbuie is named efter the godbrither o the 21st MacLean o Lochbuie, wha wis Solicitor General frae 1894 or 1895.[6]

There are castles oan Mull, an ither auncient constructions, includin some frae the IXt century.

Notable Fowk frae Mull[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Martyn Bennett (1971–2005), Canadian-Scots muiseecianer, lived on Mull, buiriit in Calgary Bay seemetry.
  • Duncan Livingstone (1877–1964) Scottish Gaelic baird, born at Torloisk, emigrated tae Sooth Africa in 1903.
  • Agnes Maxwell MacLeod (1783–1879) baird an meenister's wife
  • Margaret McKellar (1861–1941), medical meessionar[7]
  • Catherine MacKinnon (1778–1858), born in Uisken on the Ross of Mull, went tae Russia in 1804 as governess tae the future Tsar Alexander II, wha abolishit serfdom in Russia. She dee'd in Florence, Italy.[8]
  • Norman Maclean (1902–1990), Scots-American scriever frae Missoula, Montana, screived o alcoholism an gambling o Scots Gaelic Presbyterians in A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976).[9]
  • Mary Macleod, 17th-century baird, wis said to have been bainishit tae Mull.
  • Lachlan Macquarie, (1762–1824), governor of New Sooth Wales, born oan Ulva.[10]
  • Major General Colin Gubbins, heid o Special Operations Executive in Warld War II
  • Peter Bonetti, (1941–2020), Inglis fitbaw player (goallie)
Torosay Castle on Mull

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The "Tour o Mull" is a closit road rally event hauden on the island ivery October bi the 2300 Club. While some competitors benefit frae superior motorcaurs, the local fowk benefit frae thair ken o the roads an thus onybody can win. The Best Rally In The World is a beuk scrieved bi the foonder o the event Brian Molyneux. Previously sponsorit bi Philips, it haes ben sponsorit since 2005 bi Tunnock's.[11]
  • The Mull Rugby 7's Competition taks place annually in Mey at the Isle o Mull R.F.C's rugby club at Garmony - on the road atween Salen an Craignure.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Isle of Mull Scotland - The Isle of Mull". www.isle-of-mull.net (in Inglis). 20 December 2011. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
  2. "Isle of Mull – Mountain Island". www.southernhebrides.com. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
  3. "Isles of Mull and Iona – Scotland Info Guide". www.scotlandinfo.eu. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
  4. "Balamory the CBeebies children's programme based in Tobermory". Tobermory Isle of Mull (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
  5. "Tobermory Distillery | Isle Of Mull Whisky | Tobermory". Tobermory Distillery (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
  6. The beuk "Baird"(1995)
  7. Woman's Who's who of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada, 1914-1915 (in Inglis). American commonwealth Company. 1914.
  8. "ChapterLost". www.florin.ms. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2022.
  9. Maclean, Norman (1976). A river runs through it, and other stories. Chicago. ISBN 0-226-50055-1. OCLC 1733412.
  10. McLachlan, N. D., "Macquarie, Lachlan (1762–1824)", Australian Dictionary of Biography (in Inglis), Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, retrieved 24 Mairch 2022
  11. "Tunnock's Tour of Mull" 2300club.org. Retrieved 27 September 2008.

Fremmit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tobermory Kirk an bay