Tobermory Revisited


Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Tobermory Revisited

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With a population of around 700 people, Tobermory is the ‘capital’ of the Isle of Mull, the 2nd largest of the Inner Hebridean islands and the 4th largest of the Scottish islands.

Mull has been inhabited for around 8000 years, but Tobermory was established as recently as 1788 by the British Society for Encouraging Fisheries.

The name is derived from the Gaelic ‘Tobar-Mhoire’ (’Mary’s Well’), after an ancient holy well dedicated to the Virgin Mary in what is now the upper part of the village.

The village also has connections with UK children’s TV. In the 1970s, it had a Womble named after it, whilst more recently it was used as the setting for the BBC children’s series Balamory. This has turned Tobermory into a place of pilgrimage for many young fans and their parents. Lots of bemused children wondering why they came here if they can’t meet Balamory’s characters! Although filming ceased in 2005, the appearance of the series on DVD means it still pays to book your accommodation well in advance if you intend to visit.

Date: 19th August 2008.

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  • Irene  Burdell
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