What’s the story in Tobermory

Tobermory bay


Earlier this month we headed up to Scotland to take in some beautiful scenery and catch up with some friends on the Isle of Mull. The unbelievable views started on the train journey from Glasgow to Oban on the West Highland line, known as one of Britain’s most scenic train journeys, past Loch Lomond and through The Trossachs National Park.

I didn’t know much about Mull, except that the kids TV show ‘Balamory’ is based on Tobermory, the main town on the island. We headed there as soon as we arrived to see the famous coloured houses along the seafront. It was beautifully warm weather and we felt like we had gone on holiday to the Mediterranean.

We stayed at Shieling Holidays near the port and the next couple of days we explored the rest of the island, and a little ferry over to another island – Iona, which had amazingly pure white sand and granite rock pools. The island has an amazing history and an Abbey founded by St Columba in 563. (Genuinely haven’t missed out a digit there!)  Unfortunately the weather wasn’t as good as our first day on Mull and sunbathing, or even taking off one of many jumpers, was out of the question!

I loved our Scottish island hopping adventure; it was a real outdoor holiday and the perfect getaway from everyday life.  We’re keen to go even further north for our next trip to Scotland, maybe the Shetland islands?!