Salen Pier was for many years the main link between Mull and Oban, delivering goods and passengers to and from the mainland until, in the 1960s, a new pier was built at Craignure. It lay derelict for many years, until in 2007 it was bought by Peter and Susanne Stanhope. Over the past five years, with the help of friends and locals, they have restored it to its former glory.
The Ethical Shellfish Company began renting the pier and its newly restored building in 2012. It is the ideal base, being conveniently located and surrounded by grade A water, constantly flushed by strong tides ripping up and down the Sound of Mull. We are in the process of upgrading our facilities there to allow for storage and small-scale fish processing.
Stay at Salen Pier
You can rent Salen Pier House – http://www.salenpierhouse.co.uk/
We come from a good place!
We are fortunate to be based on the Isle of Mull, and to benefit from its unspoiled environment and safe, relaxed way of life. The down side is the weather, which, in the words of one of our fishermen, can be “Fierce to ferocious, sometimes unbearable!” In our watery neighbourhood are the historic islands of Iona, birthplace of Christianity and venerated burial ground of Scottish kings, and Staffa, famous for its rock formations and Mendelssohn’s Hebridean symphony.
For incredible scenic boat trips and wildlife sightings on the west of Mull with experienced guides check out the following:
Turus Mara http://www.turusmara.com/
Mull Charters http://www.mullcharters.com/
Sea Life Surveys http://www.sealifesurveys.com/boat-trips.shtml
For info about the Isle of Ulva, including the wonderful Boathouse restaurant, look up http://www.ulva.mull.com
And Mull in general, http://www.isle-of-mull.net/