The Ulva Ferry community pontoon has had a busy summer – particularly during stable weather when more boats venture out of the Sound of Mull to explore the coast of Mull and surrounding islands and seaways.
The pontoon is a handy stop to refuel for visiting and local boats alike with electric hookups, water and WI-FI and is proving to be a popular base to explore Ulva and the surrounding islands in Mull’s National Scenic Area. Regular to first-time visitors, in small to large boats, many boat crews visit The Boathouse Restaurant for brunch, lunch with the freshest of seafood or delicious afternoon home baking. In the evening many take the Ulva Ferry Community Electric car to the Ballygown Restaurant or visit local businesses.
With funding from Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund, work to improve and extend the Ulva Ferry and Ulva carparks, as well as three motorhome hook ups and chemical waste disposal point, available to all, should start towards the end of the summer.
Work continues on Doras Caolas Ulbha – Sound of Ulva Gateway project, to develop facilities for all visitors and the local community. As well as showers, toilets, launderette and small shop area, the gateway centre will also interpret the outstanding natural and cultural heritage of Mull’s stunning National Scenic Area. It will also develop a Ranger programme to work with partners to help protect the wildlife and habitats of the area, whilst encouraging responsible access.