Resources - Maps


The maps listed below cover Ordnance Survey and British Geological Survey publications.

Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer map 373. Iona, Staffa and Ross of Mull. Scale: 1:25000. Double sided, very full of detail.

OS Explorer map 374. Isle of Mull North and Tobermory: Scale: 1:25000. Double sided

OS Explorer map 375. Isle of Mull East. Scale: 1:25000. Double sided
OS Landranger map 47. Tobermory and North Mull  Scale: 1:50,000.
OS Landranger map 48. Iona and West Mull  Scale: 1:50,000.
OS Landranger map 49. Oban and East Mull Scale: 1:50,000.

The web based service will give you maps at a variety of scales for anywhere in the British Isles. Just type in a location and go. Very handy

Google Maps is also very useful. - Streetview will show you what the landscape looks like (from the main roads anyway) and the Satellite view is very useful for picking out geomorphological feature. For a Mull centred Google Map, click here.

Geological Maps (BGS)

BGS Map "Ten Mile Map"  Northern part. Scotland Northern Ireland and part of England. Scale is 1:625,000. Gives a good overall view of the geology and how Mull fits in with other similar localities.

BGS Map Eastern Mull. Sheet 44 (W) and part of Sheet 44 (E). Solid geology.  Scale 1:50,000. Extremely detailed - a real work of art. Shows the amazing complexity of the geology of Mull.

BGS Map Ross of Mull and Iona. Sheet 43 (S) Solid and Drift. Scale 1:50,000.
BGS Map Staffa. Sheet 43 (N) Solid and Drift. Scale 1:50,000. Note - there is a lot of empty sea on this map!
BGS Map Caliach Point.Sheet 51 East Scale 1:50,000. Solid and Drift. Covers NW Mull.
BGS Map Ardnamurchan, Sheet 52 (W) Mainly Ardnamurchan but covers a small part of North Mull 


BGS Maps:


Note: The BGS has a Map Portal where geological maps can be viewed. There are also links to the BGS shop where they can be purchased.


BGS Map Portal Main Page


Mull Maps on the BGS Site:


Eastern Mull (1992)

Mull (the original one) 1923

Ross of Mull and Iona (1999)

Staffa (1996)

Ardnamurchan and North Mull (latest  edition) (2010)

Lismore (has a part of Eastern Mull and also Morvern) (1992)

Caliach Point (1977)

Ardnamurchan Contains part of North Mull (1977)


Note: maps can be viewed online but cannot be downloaded.