Goat Island

Goat island lies just out from Croig harbour.

goat island off croig Mull

Its accessible only on a very very low spring tide or by boat

Croig

The island has a prominent memorial which reads

To
The Loving memory
of Leut Francis A,.G. Macnab
“of the Buffs”
Third son of Robert MacNab Esq
of Penmore
Who died of Malarian fever
at Shwebo upper Burma
on the 13th Nov 1901
in the 25th year of his age

This memorial has been erected by
his brother officers and sorrowing parents
here, in the midsts of the Northern seas and islands he loved so well

 

goat island Croig Mull

The island has no domesticated livestock, so no sheep or cattle or goats.

The wild landscape is very difficult to walk on with a network of runs and tunnels created by voles and otters.

macnab goat island memorial