Caliach Point is a wild, heather covered, outcrop of rock on the West coast of Scotland. Its position at 56 36' 19" N 006 19' 16" W makes it the most northwestern point on the island of Mull. It is home to deer, seals, puffin and, in clear weather, wonderful views. Looking North from the point you can see the Small Isles (or Inner Hebrides): the islands of Canna, Rhum, Eigg, Muck and one of the last manned lighthouses in the UK; Oigh Sgeir. Beyond the islands of Coll and Tiree in the West lies the Atlantic separated only by the Hebrides or Western Isles a chain of islands some 40 Nautical Miles away.
To the south west lie the uninhabited Treshnish islands and the island of Staffa, home of the spectacular Fingal's Cave.Some 13 Nautical Miles East of Caliach point nestling between Oronsay Island and the mainland is Loch na Droma Buidhe. It was from here that the last King of Scotland, Bonnie Prince Charlie, fled to France after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden on 16th April 1746. Legend has it that he gave his followers the recipe for what we know as the drink Drambuie just before he left this spot.
Even though Caliach Ltd is based near London and far away from this beautiful place it will always be a source of fond memories.
Views around Caliach Point
These 19th century views were an aid to navigation around this rocky coast.
Looking North East
The large peak in the background is Ben Hiant and in this view it is slightly to the left of Sorne Point which is the dark low lying point in the foreground. Navigators would say that Ben Hiant is "open of" Sorne Point. Keeping them that way means that the vessel is clear of rocks and underwater obstructions that stand out from the coast.
Looking South West
Caliach Point is on the extreme right. This view shows the High Fall of Caliach Point open of Rudha an Ard which is the low point in the foreground. Again, this view keeps vessels clear of treacherous shoals.
Below is a recent panorama compilation photo taken on 10th August 2011. Click on it to view a larger version.
You can visit the Holiday Mull page. for more information on Mull.