Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bug Out Location Porn - Isle of Mull


Aeneas and Minty McKay live by the seasons. In June they shear the youngest sheep, the year-old hoggets. In July they move on to the main flock and, if the grass has come on well, they make hay.They eat off the land and from the sea – venison, organic beef, line-caught fish, and vegetables they have grown themselves.
Their home is a magical peninsula on the south-western corner of Mull. Here they have 1,500 acres of rough grazing and pasture, two hill lochs running with brown trout, the ruins of two deserted ancient villages and deer roaming the hills.

There is more than four miles of coastline, where they can spot minke whales, porpoises and dolphins, and where white tailed eagles hang on the wind.
They have lived here since 1994, converting the farm to organic, setting up a weaving mill to use the wool from the land, and winning awards and national attention for their dedication. They had both worked with animals before.

The Isle of Mull (Scottish Gaelic Muilepronounced [ˈmulə]) — or simply Mull — is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland in the council area of Argyll and Bute.
With 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. In the 2001 census the usual resident population of Mull was 2,667; in the summer this is supplemented by many tourists. 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 (formerly Ledaig).[5]

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