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Information on the village of Bunessan in Scotland.

Fionnphort and Creich

Creich Church

Fionnphort is the most westerly village on the Ross of Mull. It acts as the centre for the area, but is best known as the setting off point for the ferry to Iona. Ferries to Iona run throughout the year, carrying large numbers of tourists to and from the much loved island. The port also acts as an unloading point for local fishing boats and as the sailing point for cruises to Staffa and the other islands.
Today tourism is the mainstay of the economy, but in times past it was the loading point for the many thousands of tons of red and pink granite hewn fron the quarries of the Ross.
The Columba Centre, to the south of the village, has been purpose built to display information and artefacts about the local area and St Columba in particular. It also houses a small Tourist Information Centre.
Within the village there are many B&B's, Guest Houses and Self Catering establishments, a Restaurant and a pub, and a Post office and General Store, part of which is a gift shop and a very well stocked bookshop.

Creich Hall, on the eastern outskirts of the village, is an excellent community facility. Formerly a school, the building was totally refurbished and improved, re-opening in 1996. It now has three meeting rooms and has accommodation for groups of up to 15. It is ideal for evening classes and residential courses, having excellent facilities for the disabled.

Creich Church is situated on the roadside close to Fionnphort. It is still in use, Sunday Services being held there, fortnightly, at 3.30pm. Visitors are always made very welcome.

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