Tobermory


Tobermory
Famous for its seafront of colour-washed houses and its single malt whisky, Tobermory is the principal town on Mull.
“Tobermory” derives from the Gaelic Tobar Mhoire, meaning “Mary’s Well”.  Every July there is a festival which is held in Tobermory, the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, commemorating the visit of the composer Felix Mendelssohn to the islands of Mull and Staffa in 1829.  The Summer also sees the annual Mull Highland Games, and the Traditional Music Festival is held in the last weekend of every April.
Tobermory has featured in a number of television programmes, including Balamory, and a number of notable residents have hailed from Tobermory, including Duncan MacGilp and Janet MacDonald, who won gold medals at Scotland’s Royal National Mod.  Also from Tobermory was Donald McLean, a lead emigrant who rose to the position of Chief Trader at Thompson’s River Post in former British Columbia, Canada.  McLean was also the last casualty of the Chilcotin War in 1864.
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