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Bunessan village viewed from the road to Fionnphort
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Bunessan (Scottish Gaelic: Bun Easain) is a small village on the Ross of Mull in the south-west of the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, and is situated on the A849.
In 1961 it had a population of 107. A village hall is used for dances throughout the year. The primary school for the Ross of Mull is found in Bunessan.
Business has included crofting, a mill (now home to the Ross of Mull Historical Centre), weaving and a small fishing fleet, up to the end of the 20th century. The village still has a lobster fishery.
Bunessan village has one hotel, The Argyll Arms (the only pub in the area), one grocery shop and a craft shop.
Bunessan lighthouse is located on a skerry of Gray Island in the entrance to Loch na Lathaich and the harbour of Bunessan. The present lighthouse is a metal skeletal tower covered by white aluminium panel as day mark and the light on the top. The light emits a white or red flash, depending on the direction every 6 seconds.
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