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Grass Point
Image Tom Richardson (under Creative Commons licence)

Grass Point

Latitude: 56 25'N
Longitude: 05 39'W
Country: Scotland

Type: Private
Usage: Leisure, Fishing

About Grass Point

Until 1881 a regular packet boat operated between Oban and Grass Point (Auchnacraig). This was replaced that year by a daily steamer service from Oban to Tobermory. Until that time, cattle from Rum and Eigg were transported by boat to Croig on Mull's north coast, and then driven across the island to Grass Point, on their way to the mainland. Parts of the old drover's route are still visible.

A ferry service also operated from Auchnacraig to Barnabuck on Kerrera until 1867, by which time traffic had dwindled due to the competition from the growing steamboat connections with Oban.

The old stone quay is used occasionally by leisure craft and a fishing vessel appears to be operating from the quay.

Grass Point means 'the field of the rock' in Gaelic.

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