Gaelic: Tobar Mhoire
The colourful houses which line Tobermory's harbour
|Post town:||Isle of Mull|
|Council:||Argyll and Bute|
|Argyll and Bute|
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. It is located in the north-eastern part of the island, near the northern entrance of the Sound of Mull. With a current population of approximately 700, the town was founded as a fishing port in 1788, its layout based on the designs of Thomas Telford.
Many of the buildings on Main Street, predominantly shops and restaurants, are painted in assorted bright colours, making it a popular location for television programmes, such as children's show Balamory.
The burgh boasts the Mull Museum, the Tobermory whisky distillery, the Isle of Mull Brewery, and An Tobar, an arts centre.
- Samuel Lewis (1846), A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland: Tain - Tobermory]] pp. 526-46. From the Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 1 September 2006.