No WildlifeonMull tour can be made without mention of its history!
Come on a Wildlifeonmull Tour and we will attempt to explain how Mull was formed
The Island’s geology gives Mull its varied and beautiful scenery, its wildlife habitats to support the diverse range of wildlife that make their home here on the island. High mountain ranges to delicate sand dunes, towering cliffs to rocky estuaries together with the island sitting in the warming gulf stream – The ecology of Mull supports the magnificent array of wildlife that we love to see. This along with the beautiful scenery and all the other parts of a Wildlifeonmull Tour will give you a day out you will remember for years to come.
History & Folklore
The Vikings invaded Mull around 800 AD and the duns and forts were brought back into urgent use.
After this period, the clan system evolved, whereby groups of families with common ancestry lived closely together in a social setting that provided well for widows and orphans. The 15th and 16th centuries saw the clans at their strongest, and a man would willingly die to protect the life of his clan chief.
The clan system in Scotland was destroyed after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, by the application of harsh measures and laws. No longer were tenants allowed to pay rent in kind, but hard cash was demanded. Evictions followed non-payment and high cash rents were offered for these grazing lands by Southern flock masters. The way of life of the Highlands and Islands was slowly destroyed, accelerated by the effects of potato blight.
In 1846 the disease was at its height and destroyed the staple food of ordinary people thus spurring the emigration of a demoralised population.
All is revealed on a Wildlifeonmull Tour.
Tales of the unexpected, that, in our experience is the folklore of Mull.
On our tour, you will hear some of the more outrageous tales passed down through history at ceilidhs throughout the island.