Ross of Mull

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View east over the Ross of Mull from Tor Mor Quarry, Fionnphort.
Carsaig Arches on the south of the Ross.

The Ross of Mull (Scottish Gaelic, An Ros Mhuileach) is the largest peninsula of the island of Mull, about 28 kilometres (17 mi) long and makes up the south-western part of the island. It is bounded to the north by Loch Scridain and by the Firth of Lorne to the south. The main villages are Bunessan and Fionnphort with smaller settlements including Ardtun, Camas, Carsaig, Knockan, Pennyghael and Uisken. Knocknafenaig is one of several cleared settlements on the Ross.

In the novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, the main protagonist Davie Balfour explores this area after escaping the tidal island of Erraid.

The 1945 film I Know Where I'm Going! directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger was principally shot on Mull using Carsaig as a headquarters and references the fictional "Isle of Kiloran", which was based on Colonsay. Other scenes were shot at Duart Castle and Calgary.[1] Also being shot here is The Silent Storm, starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mull: I Know Where I'm Going" powell-pressburger.org. Retrieved 29 December 2009. Extract from Bruce, David (1996) Scotland the Movie. Polygon.
  2. ^ "From Brody to baldy! Homeland's Damian Lewis undergoes a dramatic transformation as he shaves his head for new film". Daily Mail. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

Coordinates: 56°18′25″N 6°17′8″W / 56.30694°N 6.28556°W / 56.30694; -6.28556