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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society
    over the coming months We would like to have a comprehensive photo gallery and are adding images to the site on an on going basis We would welcome your images please send them to mull h and a s gmail com Information about some of the projects we are involved in such as the on going work at Moy Castle Lochbuie and our watching brief on the Macquarie Mausoleum at Gruline will be updated as appropriate You will find maps suggested walks and this link which enables you to become a member of the Society or to make donations to a project of particular interest to you such as Moy Castle Whenever possible we will try to link directly to other websites and sources of information We will also acknowledge material from other sources If there is a category that you would like us to include please email us at mull h and a s gmail com Development of this new site began in February 2013 and is a work in progress We would be very grateful for your patience as we continue to work Constructive Comments can be sent to mull h and a s gmail com and we will try to respond within a few days MH AS is run entirely by volunteers and we all have many demands on our time so please forgive us if there is any delay We hope you enjoy your visit Much material has been sourced and edited from Argyll An inventory of the Ancient Monuments vol 3 Mull Tiree Coll Northern Argyll Excluding the Early Medieval and Later Monuments of Iona Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 1980 If you would like to become a member of MH AS or make a donation to the stabilisation of

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Books of Interest
    Scotland Again Morton H V Methuen 1933 Inhabitants of the Inner Isles Morvern Ardnamurchan 1716 Maclean Bristol N Ed Scottish Record Soc 1998 ISBN 0 905695 14 3 Iona Macarthur E M EUP 1990 ISBN 0 7486 0214 3 Iona Duke of Argyll David Douglas Iona A Guide and Brief History Gore Charles Finlay Ross Ltd 1976 The Iona Marble Quarry Viner D New Iona Press 1992 ISBN 0 9516283 2 1 Iona to Ardnamurchan by Mull Coll and Tiree Thomson D P Crieff 1956 Island Britain Crookston P Ed Book Club Associates 1981 CN 3172 The Island Clans during Six Centuries The Macleod of Macleod Rev Canon R C Robert Carruthers Sons 1931 Island of Mull Its History Scenes and Legends An Interesting Guide to the Island Mac Cormick J Alex Maclaren Sons 1923 The Island Erraid Jane Illingworth Press 1957 Island Voices MacKenzie Ann Birlinn 2002 ISBN 1 84158 174 7 The Isle of Mull Placenames Meanings and Stories Maclean C Maclean Publications 1997 ISBN 0 9532300 0 7 The Isle of Mull A Sort Guide to the Island Turner N Finlay A Turner Finlay 1966 The Isle of Mull Finlay A Coomber R Finlay 1971 The Isle of Ulva A Visitor s Guide Howard J Jones A 1990 Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson LL D Boswell James 1786 A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland AND The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides Johnson Samuel Boswell James Penguin Classics 1984 ISBN 0140432213 A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 Saint Fond B Faujas de revised edition Geikie Sir Archibald Ed 2 Vols Hugh Hopkins Glasgow 1907 A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland Macdonald J F Macdonald 1983 Justiciary Records of Argyll and the Isles 1664 1742 Imrie John Ed The Stair Society 1969 Kidnapped Stevenson R L 1st published in Young Folks magazine 1886 Lachlan Macquarie from Mull to Australia Marsden F Brown Whittaker 2001 ISBN 0 9532775 7 7 Lachlan Macquarrie his life adventures and times 2nd edn Ellis M H Angus Robertson Sydney 1952 Lady Victoria Campbell A Memoir Balfour LadyFrances Hodder Stoughton c 1900 The Land of the Hills and the Glens Gordon Seton Cassell 1929 Lays of the Highlands and Islands Blackie John Stuart Walter Scott 1888 Let s see Mull and Iona Seton G William S Thomson c 1950s Life and Letters of Thomas Campbell Beattie William Ed Hall Virtue Co 1850 Little Book of Poems Hardwidge Robert A private 1999 Lost Townships Silent Voices Douglass M A B Library Service 2003 ISBN 1 903041 06 6 Macleans Currie J Brown Whittaker 2002 ISBN 1 904353 00 2 The Macleans of Killean Ardfinaig Maclean Brian private 1999 Macleod of Dare 3 Vols Black William Macmillan 1878 MacDonald s Guide to Staffa Iona and Island of Mull Macdonald H Hugh Macdonald Ltd Oban c 1950s Macqaurie From Colony to Country Dillon Harry Butler Peter Random House Australia 2010 ISBN 1864710306

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Early History
    canoes or coracles After 4 000 years c 4 000 BCE new arrivals came to the islands and settled down the first farmers Farming denotes the start of the Neolithic period the new Stone Age the clearance of woodland and building of enclosures and the dedication of sites for burial Within a few hundred years the Mesolithic people had disappeared probably adopting the farming lifestyle themselves Around 4 000 years

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Famous Visitors
    is not surprising Read more Dr Johnson and Mr Boswell One of the better known visitors to Mull was Dr Samuel Johnson who came with his travelling companion James Boswell in 1773 Read more In 563 St Columba left Ireland to spread the news of Christianity He landed first on Oronsay but on finding that he could still see Ireland decided to sail further north and eventually landed out of sight of Ireland on Iona It may be that St Columba was the first recorded historic visitor to this small group of Inner Hebridean islands The self styled Sir Donald Munro High Dean of the Isles visited many of the islands in 1549 as the Bishop s Eye Roderick Maclean became Bishop to the Isles from 1549 to 1555 and as Archdeacon Donald Munro made himself familiar with his Diocese Mrs Eckstein quotes Sir Donald s brief description of Mull and also Gometra and Calve Island Martin Martin came from Bealach on Skye and in 1695 he reported on the 17th Century social customs of Mull in his book A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland a complete transcription of his book can be found at www appins org martin htm Martin came from a middle class family of tacksmen factors on the lairds estate He graduated MA from the University of Edinburgh in 1681 and died in 1719 William Sacheverell published his book giving an account of a journey to the Isle of Man and a voyage to Iona in 1702 He was involved in Parliamentary affairs from 1607 to 1691 and was also MP for Northampton In her book Mrs Eckstein tells the story of Sacheverell s attempt to recover the lost treasure from the Spanish galleon which was blown to pieces and sunk in Tobermory Bay

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Events
    for 7 30 Speaker Mr J Corbett Lochbuie Please book with the secretary Tel 01688 500111 email mull h and a s gmail com or mullprint btinternet com Price will be confirmed when numbers are known April 4th Friday A visit to Iona to see the new exhibition to be followed by tea and scones at the Columba Hotel and a short AGM We can either take a picnic lunch or some folks might like to have lunch on Iona More details will be posted later May 3rd Saturday After John Clare s excellent talk about Kilpatrick in September last year we promised a walk in the area guided by John if he can get time off This will be a half day outing and will probably involve a picnic lunch Again more details when they are available June 6th Friday A walk at Treshnish courtesy of Carolyne and Somerset Charrington Don t forget to wear good footwear July 4th Friday Mainland outing to Bona Awe Iron Furnace Glenorchy Parish Church St Conan s Kirk and Brander Lodge for tea before returning to Oban for the 6pm ferry back to Mull August 15th Friday All being well this will be Morvern Heritage Society s bi ennial visit to us here on Mull We d like to visit Kildavie with them as this had to be postponed in 2012 due to Forestry Work As usual we will provide transport from Fishnish to Kildavie and then to Leacann Croig courtesy of Suzanne and Bill Patterson where we will have our picnic All to be confirmed September 12th Friday For our first autumn talk we hope to have Bill Revie of Construction Materials Consultants Limited Bill s company specialises in identifying the materials which were used in the original contruction of many ancient

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Geology
    rocks and some rare sediments and finally by Pleistocene sediments of glacial till and outwash deposits The Lewissian Gneiss is polycyclic having undergone at least six different orogenies It is found on the isle of Iona which also has a band of rare originally algal limestone which is now a serpentinised marble Torridonian sandstones are also found on the island Moine biotite schists and psammites are found in the Ross of Mull and more psammites at Gribun They were metamorphosed during the Caledonian orogeny and occupy the Garnet zone of Barrow s zones of metamorphism Dalradian schists followed unconformably by Devonian lavas are seen in the Loch Don inlier Devonian granite is seen in the Ross of Mull This granite though small 20 sq miles in outcrop has a well defined metamorphic aureole and is one of the worlds best examples of stoping containing huge xenoliths of Moine schist The Mesozoic basement sediments are best exposed at Gribun and Carsaig During Tertiary times Mull still occupied warm tropical latitudes as is exemplified by a fossil flora including Ginkgo biloba and magnolia and the presence of lateritic red bole a tropical red soil between some lava flows Ardmeanach Mull s famous Tertiary igneous history which has been very well mapped and researched contains amongst many complexities of great interest two important geological phenomena found nowhere else in the world The first is the Loch Ba Ring dyke which has been described as the finest ring dyke known to science The second is Loch Ba Felsite which is contained in the ring dyke and is the only example in the world of a mix intrusion the predominantly acid rock containing 15 tortuous basic inclusions Within the igneous complex three centres have been discovered the cone sheets and ring dykes of older centres

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Living
    around work worship and the changing seasons In this section of the website you will find information about sites which have been used as dwellings over the course of Mull s history for example castles and fortifications including brochs crannogs duns forts and castles settlements and historic houses Please click on the highlighted links above to access further information The Society has an on going update programme and will add

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  • Mull Historical & Archaeological Society | Working
    for thousands of years as indicated by the findings at Kildavie its industrial and agricultural development has been essential to the economics of the islands Substantial contributions to the economy of Mull and its islands Iona and Ulva include farming fishing and forestry and of course the growing modern tourism industry Please click on the highlighted links above to access further information The Society has an on going update programme

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