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Mull is the largest of the Hebrides in Argyll & Bute and the fourth largest Scottish island. The population of Mull is 2800, it has grown substantially in recent years . The population is spread between the main town of Tobermory, the villages of Bunessan, Craignure, Dervaig, and Salen, and numerous smaller settlements.
Mull is served by a ferries from Oban, Kilchoan and Lochaline.
The island has its own high school at Tobermory although children from the south of the island travel to Oban for secondary school education. The main industries on the island are tourism, agriculture, aquaculture and forestry.
Green Energy Mull (GEM) is an energy supply company which will soon own and operate it’s own hydeoelectric system. Garmony Hyrdo shares are still available at £50 each (5 shares must be bought in order to become a voting member). Please see their website for details.
The local Mod takes place on Mull every September where local residents and visitors alike are thrilled to hear the Gaelic language in use. Other annual events that bring a real buzz to Mull are the Mull Rally, held every October and the Mull Music Festival, which takes place during the last weekend of April.
The mission of the Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) is ‘to improve the quality of life on Mull and Iona’. Click here to visit their website and find out what they can do for you.
South West Mull and Iona Development drive forward community-led projects on the Ross of Mull and Iona, covering the parishes of Kilfinichen, Kilvickeon and Iona.
The Ulva Ferry Housing Partnership, which is a partnership between MICT and Ulva School Community Association (USCA), is raising money on Just Giving to help fund their community housing project. Click here to find out more and donate to the project or for more information, contact project manager Helen MacDonald tel: 01688500056 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing to Rent: Social Housing
Trust HA currently have vacancies in their sheltered housing units in Tobermory.
Argyll and Bute Council are currently working in partnership with ACHA and the owners of empty homes in order to renovate empty properties to a high standard and bring them back into use as affordable housing for the community. Click here to view properties available for rent on Mull.
For an overview of the number of housing association properties on Mull, click here.
Housing to Rent: Other
You can find housing for rent in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) through West Property, an Oban based lettings agent serving Oban and the Isles. You can also find property for rent on the Facebook page; Property for Rent/Sale – Isle of Mull and on some of the estate agent websites listed below under ‘Housing for Sale’.
Housing for Sale
Most housing on Mull is privately owned. There are a limited number of houses sold every year and there is often strong demand increasing local house prices.
The Scottish Government promotes initiatives to help first time buyers, but some like the Help to Buy scheme and the MI New Home initiatives are mainly available for new build housing in locations outside of the Hebrides.
Open Market LIFT may be accessible, however access to financial support is currently limited and house price thresholds are low. In Mull, the low threshold means there are few if any houses coming on the market where Open Market LIFT would be relevant. Many islands also have few house sales limiting this option – it is not available for self build.
Islanders may also be able to get help to buy through the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme
Information on houses are currently for sale on Mull can be found here and at the following:
Recent house prices can be viewed here
HomeArgyll provides detailed information about housing options across Argyll. Click on the logo for their information on Mull. Click here to complete the Home Argyll housing options assessment.