Calve Island

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Calve Island
Calve Island viewed from Tobermory Golf Course
Calve Island viewed from Tobermory Golf Course
Calve Island is located in Argyll and Bute
Calve Island
Calve Island
Calve Island shown in Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNM521546
Coordinates56°37′N 6°02′W / 56.62°N 6.04°W / 56.62; -6.04
Physical geography
Island groupMull
Area72 ha
Area rank171= [1]
Highest elevation20 m
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Council areaArgyll and Bute

Calve Island is an uninhabited island on the east coast of the Isle of Mull in Argyll and Bute on the west coast of Scotland. It provides some shelter for Tobermory Bay and is separated from Mull by a tidal channel.[3] The island is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) in length, and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide at its widest point.[5] Under water there is a popular diving site.[6] The island is owned by the Cotton family who make use of it in the summer months.[7]


Local stamps were issued for Calve Island in 1984 bearing the image of a Basset Hound. The nearest GPO post box is at Tobermory, on mainland Mull.[8][9]


  1. ^ Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
  2. ^ General Register Office for Scotland (28 November 2003) Scotland's Census 2001 – Occasional Paper No 10: Statistics for Inhabited Islands. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 79
  4. ^ Get-a-map (Map). Ordnance Survey.
  5. ^ Google Maps
  6. ^ dive site directory
  7. ^ Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 91
  8. ^ "Modern British Local Posts CD Catalogue, 2009 Edition". Phillips. 2003. Archived from the original on 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  9. ^ "Basset Hound Stamps Archived 2008-12-07 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 3 January 2009.


Coordinates: 56°37′5″N 6°2′26″W / 56.61806°N 6.04056°W / 56.61806; -6.04056