Calgary Bay, Mull, Scotland

 This evening, I am posting information on Calgary Bay, a scenic location on the N.W.coast of the Isle of Mull, in turn situated of the West Coast of Scotland. This Bay faces west towards the islands of Coll and Tiree.

Name: Translates as ‘Beach of the Meadow Pasture’. Note machair in video clip below, a strip of vegetation between land and beach.

Canada Link: Calgary in Alberta was named after Calgary Castle, a small mansion overlooking the bay, as show in video clip below.

Clearance Village: Close by are the remains of Inivea, an abandoned village of 24 buildings. The occupants of Inivea were evicted in the 18th/19th centuries to make way for sheep farming.

Topography: Landscape formed by volcanic action some 65M years ago when Mull was a centre of volcanic activity resulting in extensive formations of basaltic igneous rocks including a Volcanic Dyke. Note also, a raised beach due to land rebounding after release of weight of ice formed during last ice-age.

Wildlife: Otters, eagles, raptors, divers, ducks,winter waders and ravens.

Activities: A good location for sailing, boating, photography, camping and kite flying.

Luxury, Detached Abode at Calgary Bay, Mull, Scotland

Calgary Bay, Mull, Scotland

 This spot is deserving of a visit during a tour of Mull

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