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Tobermory on the Isle of Mull owes its origins to the British Fisheries Society and their search for likely sites for fishing communities in western Scotland in the 1700s. The Society's agent, John Knox, visited Mull in 1786 and proposed making use of the superb natural harbour for such a community. The name comes from the Gaelic tobar-mhoire or "Mary's Well", after an ancient holy well dedicated to the Virgin Mary in what is now the upper part of the village. (more...)
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