NLCs at Rubha nan Gall

We will update our Covid-19 statement in line with current guidance. Latest revision 30th July 2020.

Our priority is to ensure the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is prepared and disinfected in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines prior to your arrival, to minimise risk to our guests, our community and ourselves.

We have completed a Covid-19 Risk Assessment and will review this regularly. ASSC cleaning protocols will be followed to deep clean and sanitise the cottage, but this increased workload means we will be asking for your help;

Changes to your stay due to Covid-19

Arrival and departures times Arrival is now an hour later, after 5pm, departure is now an hour earlier at 9am
NHS Test and Protect We are required to collect names and contact details of each guest
Pillows We will provide one pillow per person (please bring your own if you need a second)
Visitor information We have two folders and will swap these weekly
Soft furnishings Non-essential cushions, rugs and bedspreads have been removed from the cottage
Books Books and games will remain, but please wash your hands before and after use
Dishwasher All plates, bowls, glasses, mugs and cutlery have been on a hot cycle in the dishwasher
prior to your arrival. Other items (pans, utensils, chopping boards) have not. Please wash
these in hot soapy water before use
Rubbish & recycling Please remove all rubbish & recycling and take to Tobermory for disposal
Laundry Please strip beds and place bedding & towels in separate blue laundry bags
Washing machine Unfortunately the washing machine and wash room will be unavailable this season
Face coverings Face coverings MUST be worn on public transport and in shops
Cleaning We sanitise the cottage as per the cleaning check list using a steam cleaner and products that conform to EN 14476. Soft furnishings are been sanitised and pillows and mattress protectors are removed and changed each week. If you wish to use any cleaning products, please ask first – the septic tank can not tolerate strong chemicals or any wipes (even ‘flushable’ or biodegradable ones)


Currently CalMac are accepting bookings up to and including 25th March 2021 for the restricted service on the Oban-Craignure route. Booking is not required for the Lochaline-Fishnish or Kilchoan-Tobermory routes.

Your time on Mull

Some restaurants will be opening with social distancing measures or offering takeaways, others will not be opening. Some amenities, such as Mull Aquarium and Mull Museum have made the difficult decision not to open this summer. More information can be found on the Visit Mull & Iona website. Please have a look at the Visit Mull and Iona Visitor Charter to plan ahead and be prepared to protect each other.

Symptoms of Covid-19

Please do not travel if you or any of your party have symptoms of Covid-19. If a guest develops symptoms of Covid-19 while here, please dial 111 for advice. If they have acute breathing difficulties, dial 999. Current legislation is that they must travel home immediately. However, at the moment CalMac will not carry passengers with Covid-19. We hope this will soon change to allow the Lochaline-Fishnish ferry to be used, as passengers can remain in their vehicle, but if not, this could mean you have to stay on in the cottage. If this is the case, we will have to charge for the additional time in the cottage, at the full weekly price and also 72 hours after your departure. If you have developed symptoms during your stay at the property, you must declare it as soon as possible to us in order we can take the steps required to protect others and ourselves.

If guests staying in the cottage before you show symptoms of Covid-19 your booking may be cancelled at short notice. Obviously we hope this is not necessary, but it is a possibility.

Notice & disclaimer

Please note that whilst we have implemented various preventative measures aimed to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 among guests, we cannot guarantee or warrant against the risk of infection. None of the information provided herein is intended as medical advice. This notice and disclaimer are intended as a warning to our guests of the risk of contracting COVID-19, a disclaimer of our liability, and an explanation of some of the things we’re doing to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19, as well as some of the things we believe our guests can do to help.

If you have any queries please get in touch using the contact form. Despite the circumstances, we will be wishing you a very warm welcome to Rubha nan Gall and looking forward to sharing our wonderful island with you!