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Tobermory, Argyll and Bute

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Tobermory, Argyll and Bute

Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is located in the northeastern 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.
Administrative CountyArgyll and Bute
Traditional CountyArgyllshire
OS GridNM5055
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01688
Population700 (approx.)

Other names by which Tobermory, Argyll and Bute has been known in the past

Tobermorie ~ Tobor Morar

Tobermory, Argyll and Bute in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Tobermory, seaport vil., police burgh, and quoad sacra par., Kilninian and Kilmore par., Mull island, Argyllshire, on Sound of Mull, 28 miles NW. of Oban - quoad sacra par., pop. 1342; vil., pop. 1200; police burgh, pop. 1131; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Tobermory was founded in 1788 by the British Fisheries Company. It has a good natural harbour and a new pier, and regular communication by steamer with Oban and Glasgow.

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