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Bunessan is a small village on the Ross of Mull in the south-west of the island of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Kilfinichen and Kilvickeon, and is situated on the A849.CommunityThe village population is about 300, including the surrounding areas of Millbrae, Fountainhead and Ardtun. A village hall is used for dances throughout the year. The primary school for the Ross of Mull is found in Bunessan.EconomyBusiness has included crofting, a mill, weaving and a small fishing fleet, up to the end of the 20th century. Bunessan village has one hotel, The Argyll Arms (the only pub in the area), one grocery shop, a craft shop, and a small cafe/restaurant.The village still has a thriving lobster fishery. Some of the largest lobsters in the west coast of Scotland can be found at the top of Loch Scridain, in an area known as "The Pool".Hymn tuneBunessan lends its name to a hymn tune, originally associated with the Christmas carol "Child in the Manger".LighthouseBunessan lighthouse is located on a skerry of Gray Island in the entrance to Loch na Lathaich and the harbour of Bunessan. The present lighthouse is a metal skeletal tower covered by white aluminium panel as day mark and the light on the top. The light emits a white or red flash, depending on the direction every 6 seconds.
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