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  • mustseescotlandmustseescotland VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    Totally agree with Samantha_Grant - Ulva is a magical place. Car free and perfect for walking - and the food at The Boathouse is outstanding. Read more about our trip there on our Mull page - the weather was really good - lots of dramatic skies. The father of David Livingston (the explorer) was born here. There is self-catering available on the island - I'd love to go back for a week.

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  • VisitScotlandJohnVisitScotlandJohn Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Another famous person to be born on Ulva was Lachlan Macquarie, who in the 1810's was the British governor-general of the colony of New South Wales. Macquarie is credited with being responsible for the transition of New South Wales from being just a penal colony. You can find Macquarie honoured with place names in Sydney and across New South Wales, and in his mausoleum that can be found on the nearby Isle of Mull, is inscribed the title of 'Father of Australia'.
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  • ToomaTooma Member ✭✭
    I enjoyed reading about Ulva, Samantha. My wife and I were on Mull very recently for the first time, and we drove past Ulva on our way to Craignure, having left Tobermory in the morning. It's a pity we didn't have the time to visit, as it sounds like we would have enjoyed it, especially with good food available. We both enjoy photography, so another reason to visit, from how you describe it.

    I never knew there was a connection with David Livingston, and I only read about that a few days ago as I was preparing a pic featuring Ulva, which I had shot from Mull, then you mention it too. I was particularly interested in the Livingston connection because my late Mother was related to him, and it seems she was unaware of the fact. I'm new here, so I can't post any pics of my visit yet.
  • ToomaTooma Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    This is one of my shots from our recent trip to Mull. Looking across to Ulva from the Eos Fors falls area. Look to the left skyline, and you can see Ben More, highest peak on Mull.



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