The aim of the Tireragan project is to encourage the regeneration of its unique habitats: woodland, heath and bog as an integral part of Scotland’s nationally and internationally important landscapes.
Tireragan is located on the Isle of Mull which is part of the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The estate is at the very southwest tip of the island, close to Iona.
To find Tireragan take the A849 from Craignure through Bunessan on the Ross of Mull to Fionnphort. Then take the single road south from Fionnphort to Knockvologan and after 3 miles, you reach a gate across the road - the entrance to Tireragan is immediately on your left between the barns.
The land at Tireragan is dominated by its wild and rocky coast. Rounded granite outcrops bear the brunt of south westerly gales, providing protection for a number of beautiful sandy beaches.
In gullies and valleys, away from the worst of the weather, deciduous woodlands can thrive. This habitat, only remnants of which remained, is one of those which Highland Renewal are encouraging to regenerate.
This project has been supported by:
Millenium Forest for Scotland Trust
Scottish Natural Heritage
Foundation for Gaia
Shell Better Britain
John Muir Trust
Trees for Life
Newbold House Trust