about how to get to Iona and where to park.  How to contact this website and other websites that link to this one.

How to get medical help and help locations.  Telephones and more

Useful telephone numbers and contacts on Mull and Iona.


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Information about the Ferry

Getting to Iona

Travel to Iona Iona may be remote but it is accessible and easy to get to. You will travel through some of Scotland's most fabulous scenery, lush forests, vast heather clad hillsides and dramatic sea lochs. READ MORE

Medical Information.

At the time of writing, Iona doesn't have a resident G.P. but it does have a very small surgery next door to the school for visiting doctors to use.

The main surgery is back on Mull in Bunessan,  Location

Iona does have at least some defibrillators (AEDs) on the outside of buildings for use by all in an emergency.  These are used to resuscitate and treat sudden cardiac arrest.

How to use a defi brillator Defi brillators are very easy to use. Although they don’t all look the same, they all function in broadly the same way.

If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most
important thing is to call 999 and start CPR.

If you’re on your own, don’t interrupt the CPR to go and get a defi brillator. When you can, send someone else to find one.
Once the defi brillator is open, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions

Locations are at Iona Hostel inside the main door MAP

The Iona Community’s Welcome Centre inside the main entrance MAP

The NTS Shelter  In an exterior cabinet to  the right of the entrance  MAP


Iona has its own small fire brigade consisting of up to ten volunteer fire fighters.  They have their own 4x4 fire tender with all the equipment.  They know the island intimately and would be with you quite quickly.

Most of the crew are first aid trained and have access to other information and support with them.

Use the emergency numbers to call or 112

Information if you are on Mull

Medical information

Mull has its own small hospital at Java, just outside Craignure.   map.  It can handle minor, out of hours, medical problems.  However, normally, it is better to first of all attend one of the surgeries.   In emergency ring 111

Tobermory Surgery and dentists

are to be found on a housing estate at the top of  Tobermory called Rockfield.   Map
The doctors surgery Tel: 01680 342 000. Surgery Hours Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm.  Please note that on a Wednesday afternoon, this surgery is closed and appointments and cover are provided by Salen surgery

Salen Surgery and medical centre

is located on Pier Road in the village.  Click for Map

Please call the telephone number below to check on opening times or if you need assistance.     Tel: 01680 342 000

Bunessan Surgery:

is located to the north of the village and three hundered metres along the Ardtun road.  It has its own website, however, their map needs attention.  Click here for a map  Tel: 01680 342 000


Mull has four police stations situated at TobermorySalenCraignure and Bunessan,

However, it is worth noting that these stations are not often manned and it is better to phone 101 for non emergencies.  This call is normally routed through Oban, where it is routed through to the officer/s on duty.


The fire stations are located at Tobermory,  Craignure and Bunessan.  Click on links to bring up a map. Although this is where the appliances are located, the fire crews are all volunteers.  Use the emergency numbers to call or 112.

Phone Information

Most of Iona can get mobile phone coverage.  Recently O2 have made a lot of investment in infrastructure, mainly for use by the emergency services, but if you have a contract phone you will get both phone signal and 4G data.  O2 is probably the best for the phone, closely followed by Vodafone.  Some b  ad spots towards the north of the island.

A normal payphone is also in the village..