Mull Books

The following is a list of books that might help and / or assist you in your Mull ancestry researches.
There is no guarantee that books listed here are still in print or that it is totally comprehensive (new books are being published every day).
Local book shops are :-
Coffee & Books, Dervaig, Isle Of Mull
Iona Book Shop, Isle of Iona
Abbey Bookshop, Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona
Fingal Artrs and Crafts, Fionnphort
Tackle & Books, 7 Main Street, Tobermory, Isle Of Mull
The Gallery, Main Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Tourist Information Office, The Pier, Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Tourist Information Office, Craignure, Isle of Mull
St. Columba Centre, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull
RNLI Bookstall, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull
The Shop, Salen, Isle of Mull
Most local newsagents also sell guides and maps.
MAPS
(1:25,000 scale (4cm to 1km or 2½ inches to 1 mile))
Ordnance Survey Explorer 373 Iona, Staffa and Ross of Mull 1:25,000
ISBN 0-319-23336-7
Ordnance Survey Explorer 374 Isle of Mull North & Tobermory inc Ulva, Staffa & Treshnish Isles 1:25,000
ISBN 0-319-23337-5
Ordnance Survey Explorer 375 Isle of Mull East 1:25,000
ISBN 0-319-23338-3
(1:50,000 scale (2cm to 1km or 1¼ inch to 1 mile))
Ordnance Survey Landranger 47 Tobermory and North Mull 1:50,000
ISBN 0-319-22647-6
Ordnance Survey Landranger 48 Iona & West Mull inc Ulva 1:50,000
ISBN 0-319-22648-4
Ordnance Survey Landranger 49 Oban and East Mull 1:50,000
ISBN 0-319-22649-2
Victorian Ordnance Survey, Sheet 43 Iona & West Mull including Ardmeanach, Bunessan, Fionphort, Kilninian, Oskamull, Ulva.. (reprint of 1896)
Ellon: Caledonian Books
Victorian Ordnance Survey, Sheet 44 East Mull including Carsaig, Craignure, Duart, Kerrera, Kilninver, Lismore, Lochaline, Lochbuie, Oban Bay, Salen. (reprint of 1896)
Ellon: Caledonian Books
Victorian Ordnance Survey, Sheet 51 Coll & Tiree including Ardmore Point, Adrnamurchan Point, Calgary Bay, Dervaig. (reprint of 1896)
Ellon: Caledonian Books
Victorian Ordnance Survey, Sheet 52 Tobermory & Strontian including Ardnamurchan, Kilchoan, Loch Sheil, Loch Sunart, Moidart, Morvern, Oronsay. (reprint of 1896)
Ellon: Caledonian Books
Nicolson Tourist Map: Oban & Mull; 1.6 miles to 1 inch
1-86097-056-7
Estate Publications Leisure Map: Iona & Mull; 1:10,000 Iona; 1:115,000 Mull
1-84192-121-1
Colin Baxter Maps: Mull; 3cm to 5km
1-84107-169-2
Colin Baxter Maps: Iona; 6cm to 1km
1-84107-179-X

GUIDES
Appleby, Peter A (no date) Supernatural Mull. A DIY Guided Tour of Mull for the Motorist.
Self-published. No ISBN
Appleby, Peter A (no date) Murder on Mull and other ‘orrible ‘appenings. A DIY Guided Tour of Mull for the Motorist.
Self-published. No ISBN
Brown, Olive E. and Whittaker, E. Jean. (1986) Walking in North Mull.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker Publishing ISBN: 0 9528428 2 3
Brown, Olive E. and Whittaker, E. Jean. (1987) Walking in South Mull & Iona.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker Publishing ISBN: 1 904353 06 1
Butler, Jay and Levin, Anna (2003) The Wildlife of Mull and how to find it.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker ISBN: 0 9532775 2 6
Conduit, Brian and Brooks, John (1998) Oban, Mull and Kintyre Walks.
Whitefriars: Jarrold Publishing. ISBN 0-7117-0992-0
De Watteville, Alastair. (1994), The Isle of Mull – Illustrated guide.
Romsey : Romsey Fine Art. ISBN 0-9521517-1-5***
Hallewell, Richard (1988) Walk Oban Mull & Lochaber
Edinburgh: John Bartholomew & Son Ltd ISBN 0-7028-0801-6
MacNab, P. A. (1995) Mull & Iona
Newton Abbot: David & Charles : Pevensey Island Guides ISBN 0-907115-92-6
Ross of Mull Historical Centre. (2004) Discover the Ross..Ardfenaig & Camas: A Guide to Walks in the District of Ardfenaig.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre. (2004) Discover the Ross..Ardtun & Knockan: A Guide to Walks in the District of Ardtun.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre. (2004) Discover the Ross..Fidden & Poit na h-l :A Guide to Walks in the District of Fidden.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre. (2003) Discover the Ross..Kilvickeon, Assapol & Shiaba: A Guide to Walks in the District of Kilvickeon.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre. (2003) Discover the Ross..Tor Mor Quarry & Fionnphort: A Guide to Walks in the District of Creich.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre. (2003) Discover the Ross..A guide to walks in the District of Bunessan.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre (2004). Discover the Ross – Explore the Social History, Archaeology, Wildlife and Landscape of the Ross.
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Ross of Mull Historical Centre (2004) Discover the Ross .. Uisken, Knocknafenaig & Ardalanish: A Guide to Walks in the District of Uisken:
Ross of Mull Historical Centre
Footprint (1999) Walk: The Isle of Mull. A map/guide to 8 easy to follow walks.
Footprint. 1-871149-37-1

HISTORY, etc
Baker, Richard (1972, reprinted 2002) The Terror of Tobermory
Birlinn 1-84158-197-6
Bannerman, John. (1986) The Beatons – A Medical Kindred in the Classical Gaelic Tradition.
Edinburgh : Birlinn ISBN 0859764893
Brown, Olive & Whittaker, Jean (2000) A Treasure Lost. The Spanish Wreck in Tobermory Bay.
Brown & Whittaker 0-9532775-0-X
Creegan, Eric R. (ed.) (1964) Argyll Estate Instructions, Mull, Morvern, Tiree 1771-1805.
Edinburgh: Scottish History Society
Christian, Jessica & Stiller, Charles (2000) Iona Portrayed
The New Iona Press 0-9516283-9-9
Currie, Jo (1998) Mull Family Names for ancestor hunters.
Tobermory: Brown and Whittaker Publishing ISBN: 0 9528428 8 2
Currie, Jo (comp.) (2002) Macleans – A Biographical Dictionary of Mull People. Mainly in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker Publishing ISBN 1-904353-00-2
Currie, Jo (2000) Mull – The Island & It’s People.
Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd. ISBN No: 1841581771 (Paperback) 9-781841-581057 (Hardback)
de Watteville, Alastair (1999) Iona
Romsey Fine Art 0-9521517-5-8 (paperback); 0-9521517-6-6 (hardback)
de Watteville, Alastair (1993) Staffa
Romsey Fine Art 0-9521517-0-7
Douglass, Meg (2003) Lost Townships, Silent Voices – a field study of Mull
Dunoon: Argyll & Bute Library Services. ISBN 1-903041-06-6
Faithful, Joan (2005) The Ross of Mull Granite Quarries. (2nd ed.)
Iona: The New Iona Press. ISBN 0 9538938 2 0
Guppy, Martin & Condie, Ian (no date) Isle of Mull
Island Blue (no ISBN)
Guppy, Martin & Condie, Ian (no date) Iona
Island Blue (no ISBN)
Hesketh, Barrie (1997) Taking Off. The Story of Mull Little Theatre.
The New Iona Press 0-9516283-8-0
Hesketh, Nick. (1988) The Story of Mull and Iona.
Edinburgh: The Mercat Press. ISBN 0 901824 89 5
Houston, Colin (ed) Memories of Mull – Iona Houston 1881 to 1957
Bunessan: Ross of Mull Centre
Howard, J. and A.Jones, A. (1990) The Isle of Ulva.
Ulva: J Howard and A Jones
Jones, Rosalind (1997) Mull in the Making
Rosalind Jones 0-9531890-0-7
LeMay, Jackie. (1995) Ardmeanach: A Hidden Corner of Mull.
Iona: The New Iona Press. ISBN 0-9516283-5-6
LeMay, Jackie and Joanna Gardner. (2003) Glen More: a drive through history.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker. ISBN 09532775 6 9
Loudon, Joseph Buist (trans. & ed.) The Mull Diaries – The diary of James Robertson, Sheriff Substitute of Tobermory 1842 – 1846.
Dunoon: Argyll & Bute Library Services. No ISBN
MacArthur, E. Mairi. (2003) Iona Celtic Art: The Work of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie.
Iona: The New Iona Press ISBN 0 9538938 04
MacArthur, E. Mairi. (1995) Columba’s Island: Iona from Past to Present.
Edinburgh: The Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0748607374
MacArthur, E. Mairi. (1991) Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community.
Edinburgh: The Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 1-902930-27-4
Macintyre, Lorn (2003) Tobermory Days. Stories from an Island.
Argyll Publishing 1-902831-56-X
Macintyre, Lorn (2005) Tobermory Tales. Stories from an Island.
Argyll Publishing 1-902831-78-0
Mackenzie, Ann (2002) Island Voices
Edinburgh : Birlinn ISBN 1841581747
Mackenzie, Donald W. (2000) As it Was: Sin Mar a Bha.
Edinburgh: Birlinn ISBN 1 84158 042 2
MacLean, Charles (1997) The Isle of Mull – Placenames, Meanings and Stories
Dumfries Maclean Publications ISBN 0-9532300-0-7
Maclean-Bristol, Nicholas. (ed) (1998) Inhabitants of the Inner Isles 1716.
Edinburgh: The Scottish Record Society ISBN 0-905695-14-3
Macnab, Peter (1986). Mull and Iona: Highways and Byways.
Edinburgh: Luath Press Ltd. ISBN 0-946487-58-8
Macnab, Peter (1984). Tall Tales from an Island
Edinburgh: Luath Press Ltd. ISBN 0 946487 07 3
Macnab, Peter (1998, reprinted 2003) Tobermory Teuchter
Luath Press Ltd 0-946487-41-3
Maighread Dhòmhnallach Lobhan (2004) Lachann Dubh a’ Chrògain. Lachlan Livingstone & his Grandsons. Bards of Mull & Lismore.
The New Iona Press 0-9538938-1-2
Marsden, Fiona (2001) Lachlan Macquarie from Mull to Australia.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker Publishing. ISBN 0 9532775 7 7
Munro, R.W. and Alan Macquarrie. (1996) Clan MacQuarrie, A History. Private Publication.
Bruce McQuarrie
Neat, Timothy (2000, reprinted 2005) When I Was Young. The Islands
Birlinn 1-84158-039-2
Peel, Hilary M. (2004) A History of Kilmore Church.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker. ISBN 1 904353 07 X
Peel, Hilary. (2003) Isle of Mull, Iona and Staffa
Derbyshire Landmark Publishing Ltd ISBN 1-84306-078-7
Peel, Hilary. (2001) Salen Church.
Ulva Ferry: CCC Design and Publications. ISBN:0-9541192-0-7
Spellman, Alan (2006) Mull bird report & species list.
The Isle of Mull Bird Club. No ISBN
The Cemetarii (2003) Altera Merces. The Burial Grounds of Pennygown, Gruline, Knock and Cill an Alein in North Mull
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker ISBN 1 904353 02 9
Whittaker, Jean (1999) Mull: Monuments and History.
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker. ISBN: 0 9528428 4 X
Wilson, Eunice (2005) Night on Ben Talaidh
Tobermory: Brown & Whittaker 1-904353-0-5
Wright, Allan (2006) Mull & Iona
Lyrical Scotland 0-9551143-2-2
(1999) A Story or Two, edited by pupils of Tobermory High School
Tobermory High School 0-9532775-3-4
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