Which mull is the southernmost point of mainland Scotland?
The Mull of Galloway is the southernmost point of Scotland. The Mull is home to one of the last remaining sections of natural coastal habitat on the Galloway coast. A wide variety of plant and animal species grow and live in the area, and it is now classed as a nature reserve run by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).
Situated at the point of the Mull of Galloway is a 26 metres (85 ft) high lighthouse. The light stands at 99 metres (325 ft) above sea level and can shine a distance of 28 nautical miles (52 km). It was built by Scottish civil engineer Robert Stevenson (1772-1850) in 1830.
In 2013 the Mull of Galloway Trust purchased the land and buildings surrounding the lighthouse, however, the tower remains the property of the Northern Lighthouse Board. One of the old outhouses has been converted into a visitors' centre and is run by the South Rhins Community Development Trust.
Since 2004, the cafe 'Gallie Craig' allows visitors to eat and drink with views across the sea to Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.