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Tobermory (Scottish Gaelic: Tobar Mhoire) is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish 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 Dumfriesshire engineer Thomas Telford.
Tobermory was built as a fishing port in the late 18th century
and is now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a
place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to
the pier and the high woodland-fringed hills surrounding the bay.
The village has a good variety of shops, hotels, and other
accommodation as well as being the administrative centre for the
island. The harbour is always busy with fishing boats, yachts and
the ferry to and from Kilchoan.
There is reputed to be the wreck of a Spanish galleon somewhere in the mud at the bottom of the bay. The ship was part of the defeated Armada of 1588 and was fleeing the English fleet when she anchored in Tobermory to take on provisions. Following a dispute over payment the ship caught fire which caused the gunpowder to explode. She was supposed to have been carrying millions of gold coins when she went to the bottom but no-one has ever managed to find any significant treasure.
More recently, Tobermory has been the setting for the children's programme Balamory. After the initial success of these programmes in Britain, Balamory is now reaching a new audience in Australia.
The island is home to the most famous pair of White-tailed Eagles in the world, as featured on numerous television and radio broadcasts. The re-introduction of these iconic birds of prey has been so successful that breeding pairs can now be seen throughout the length and breadth of the island, including Tobermory.