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Calgary, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Here's a shot in the dark. I'm from Calgary, Canada and it's always been a bucket list item of mine to visit Calgary, Scotland which 'my' Calgary is named after. I know it's in the middle of nowhere and there isn't much to see but has anyone ever been to the Scottish Calgary?

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I've driven through it on a trip to Mull. Not much there, but it is very scenic (like all the towns there), and the drive from Tobermory is wonderful. Mull is definitely worth seeing; awesome scenery and wildlife, great small towns, and (from what I've been reading) a small fraction of the tourists who are now visiting the much better-known Skye. A huge plus for us was visiting Iona, accessed via a very short ferry ride from Fionnphort in SW Mull. There are beautiful early medieval buildings and ruins there, as well as more great scenery.

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Hi, Allan,

Calgary is one of those "blink and you'll miss it" places, with a few scattered houses and a cafe. The beach, however, is stunning - one of the prettiest beaches on the west coast of Scotland, and the best beach on the island. The drive from Tobermory to Gruline on the B8073 is one of the best "road trip" roads in Scotland. It's single track with passing places most of the way, but the scenery is gorgeous. A good side trip would be the ferry trip to the island of Ulva, where there are some good low level walks, and a great little restaurant.

If it's on your bucket list, go for it! I'm still working on my Scotland bucket list - so far I've crossed off St. Kilda, Kinnoull Hill, Bennachie, Rum, Eigg, Canna, and Knoydart. Still lots to go!

Slainte!

Mike (Auchterless)

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Thanks to both of you for your comments. We're still working on dates for the trip and to determine if it's sensible to go out of our way to Mull for a first trip to Scotland.