Isle of Gometra, Ulva Ferry, Isle of Mull, PA73 6NA.
There is an interactive map and copies of maps on our maps page. Please do not rely on satnav on Gometra—it is inaccurate.
Getting to Gometra is worth it - please don’t be deterred by the difficulty of the journey.
However it is also arduous and/or expensive, and we will happily send photographs, information or samples to save you a trip if this helps. Sadly we can’t subsidise the costs of a trip. Please confirm all times with websites & numbers given, and and if you need our input please confirm your visit with us in good time by text to 07525751171. We are a small island community, usually of 2 to 4 households, committed to a low impact lifestyle. We do not have electricity or (with one exception) telephones in our homes, or access to a doctor, teacher, shops, Royal Mail post-offices, landline broadband, etc.. We usually have cold and often have hot running water, and even when these fail as they sometimes do in the summer months, we have always had water in our burns which can be boiled. Please bring a sleeping bag, waterproofs and a torch if you wish to stay overnight in Teacher's Bothy and Jane Ann's Bothy which can both be booked through AirBnb, but please book ahead because they get full. Disabled visitors may have additional difficulties accessing the island and should not hesitate to text or email for information. Thank you! Gometra.
Important: No Ulva Ferry on Saturdays, none on Sundays except July and August, and none after five.
Health and Safety Notes - please see our risk note too.
The North Harbour pier and its track is in poor condition and we are not allowed to recommend their use. We require indemnity by employers and individuals requesting permission to use it. Independent contractors can sometimes transport luggage and equipment to the island on request for a fee.
Sadly we cannot assume liability for individuals and employers with respect to the journey to Gometra or your activities whilst here. If you wish us to do so you must not make the journey. Please contact us instead so we can figure out an alternative solution. You or your employer must carry out your own risk assessment if you come. This is because it is a naturally dangerous environment exacerbated by the lack of access to a doctor, and there are strict and proper health and safety requirements for us to abide by.
Contacting us on Gometra:-
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org : best method : weather permitting we attempt to receive email by satellite downlink or mobile connection usually once a day.
Text to 07525751171 : weather permitting, we usually receive these within 24 hours from a point on the SW corner of Gometra which has intermittent and weather-dependent mobile reception for Vodafone handsets, though due to borderline reception on the island and peculiarities of Vodafone's text storage system, it can be a matter of days before texts get through, if at all.
Voicemail is difficult to retrieve from Gometra and shared landline in farm office is intermittent and poor quality, so we no longer use voicemail.
Post : Weather permitting, there is usually a weekly incoming postal service. Please allow another week before an outgoing journey can take a reply. This means turn-around time for post is usually around 14-21 days between posting a letter and receiving a reply, plus any normal delay in processing our end.
All text and Images © Roc Sandford, Gometra, 2015 unless otherwise stated. Please let us know of any corrections or suggestions. To contact us click here.