29 June 2018:
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, UK:
The Inner Hebrides

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

As we head north along the west coast of Scotland, we make a call at the isolated port of Tobermory.

It’s on the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, which is, as its name suggests, a set of islands that a bit closer to the mainland of Scotland than are the Outer Hebrides.

The Hebrides, both inner and outer, have a long history of occupation dating back to Mesolithic times. Today, their Scottish Island culture is a mix of Celtic, Norse, and English-speaking peoples.


Over the centuries, the economy began with fishing and small-scale crofting, which was a form of tenant farming.

Today, the economy has added two lofty sources of income: tourism and the crafting of whisky. Okay, at least one of them is lofty.

If that’s enough to make you drink, they are quite willing to accommodate you.

The Tobermory Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland, established in 1788.

All photos and text Copyright 2018 by Corey Sandler, all rights reserved.