Experience the thrill and excitement of a traditional Highland Games in a picture postcard setting. The Mull Highland Games is a firm fixture on the Scottish Highland Games Circuit and the volunteers that run the games would love to welcome you along for the day!
The Games take place in Tobermory, the largest settlement on the Isle of Mull, with a number of different options for travelling here, places to stay and things to do during your visit.
Most visitors arrive on the island by ferry. There are three ferry routes run by Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), the busiest one being the Oban to Craignure route which takes around 50 minutes. There are also smaller ferries which run between Lochaline and Fishnish, as well as Kilchoan and Tobermory. All three of the ferries accept vehicles.
You can travel by bus or train from Glasgow to Oban but there are no public transport options to the Lochaline-Fishnish or Kilchoan-Tobermory ferries.
Once on the island there is a regular bus service between Craignure and Tobermory (via Salen) run by West Coast Motors. However, note that not every ferry is met by a bus so be sure to check in advance.
There are taxi services available on the island but you are recommended to book them in advance.
Chris Hire: 07493 886237
Tobermory Taxis: 07810666222
Many of the roads on the Isle of Mull are single track with passing places. Please drive with care. Look out for pedestrians, cyclists, other drivers as well as animals including deer, otters and livestock.
Use passing spaces (the ones on your left, not the ones on your right) to allow oncoming cars to pass you and to allow faster cars behind you to overtake. You never know who might be in the vehicle behind you – it could be a doctor on duty attending an emergency, a vet or someone trying to catch a ferry.
Passing spaces are also not for sightseeing, wildlife spotting or campervan stops. Use properly designated parking spots and avoid driving onto verges or private fields.
There are many places for visitors to stay on the island including hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation, bunkhouses, hostels and campsites, but you are recommended to book in advance.
Things to do on the Island
There are many things to do on the island during your visit. As well as our abundant wildlife, there are numerous scenic walks, historical sites, castles, religious centres, cultural venues and geological features of interest.
You will find a range of food and drink options including traditional pubs, bars and restaurants, fresh seafood, island farm produce and locally produced beer and spirits, including whisky from our local distillery in Tobermory which is open to visitors.
There are trips available to nearby islands such as Ulva, Staffa, Lunga and Iona. There are also two golf courses on the island, including our very own, beautifully situated and immaculately maintained golf course in Tobermory where the Games are held.
On the Day
The Mull Highland Games start at the Ledaig Car Park at 10 O’clock, with a march up to the Games field behind the Pipe Band. Events start at approximately 10.30am. There is a Catering Tent, BBQ and fully licensed Beer Tent as well as an ample supply of public toilets.