From the right: Kirsty and Chris, the Managers; Lewis Raeburn, Simon Campbell and Paul Deegan. In 2016 we had 1204 customer reviews. Almost all emphasized how welcoming, friendly and helpful the staff were. TripAdvisor gave us Certificates of Excellence in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
David and Moira set up Shieling Holidays in 1985, so we've finished our 33rd season. On Mull, the season is short, and ferry, building and other costs high. Shielings are a good solution, and we're blessed in a beautiful site, handy for ferry, buses and all facilities. You can save money by coming on foot, especially for short breaks.
David, 83, and Moira, 78, now live in Edinburgh for family reasons. They have been lucky enough to find someone on Mull to take the things forward - more details soon. He worked for us 30 years ago, when he was 15, and has the good of the business at heart. We believe he and his wife will do a great job for all our customers, for the business and for Mull.
The site is rich in habitats of sea, shore, bog, grassland and woodland. This website suggests what to see, and when and where to see it. There's a map, and Reception has a check-list so children can tick things off as they find them.
Contributions to photos and database are most welcome. For example, the photos of the stag and the otters at the top of the page were both taken by customers on site. Many thanks to them. You can find details of wildlife tour operators on land and sea through the Mull Links page.
One winter David had to mend a timber lifeboat from a Clyde Puffer. He had to dry the timbers first. How, in winter in Mull? Answer: the Shieling Dryer. Wind passing the open ends makes a through draft. It has dried clothes ever since. Save money, save the planet. Hang it, forget it, just drying in the rain. For free. Try the Dryers out for free while you're with us. You can see that David Bellamy likes the smaller Family Dryer.