second-largest Inner Hebrides island (after Skye) off the west coast of Scotland
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Mull (Scottish Gaelic: Muile, pronounced [ˈmulʲə]) is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides (after Skye). It lies off the west coast of Scotland in the council area of Argyll and Bute.

Norse nameMyl
Meaning of namepre-Gaelic
Tobermory waterfront
Tobermory waterfront
Physical geography
Island groupMull
Area875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi)
Area rank4 [1]
Highest elevationBen More 966 m
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaArgyll and Bute
Population2990 (2011 Census)
Population rank8 [1]
Population density3.2 people/km2[2]
Largest settlementTobermory

It has an area of 875.35 square kilometres (337.97 sq mi). Mull is the fourth largest Scottish island and the fourth largest island surrounding Great Britain (excluding Ireland).

In the 2011 census the usual population of Mull was 2,800.[2] In the summer there are also many tourists.[4] Much of the population lives in Tobermory, the only burgh on the island until 1973, and its capital.

Tobermory is also home to Mull's only single malt Scotch whisky distillery: Tobermory distillery (formerly Ledaig).[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Template:NRS1C
  3. Anderson, Joseph (ed) 1893 Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9
  4. Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7
  5. Tobermory Distillery Archived 15 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2010-07-10.