Erraid Film

We spoke recently to Giulia Candussi, whose short documentary ‘Against the Tide’ follows a woman’s journey to becoming a member of the community on Erraid. “I’ve always been fascinated by alternative lifestyles” said Giulia “and I found out about Erraid and visited in 2019 as part of a University project, which in the end didn’t…

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Grant for Community Garden

Ross of Mull Community Garden gets National Lottery Community Fund Grant. This is such exciting news for all of us who have been involved in the garden so far. The grant will be used to employ a part-time Garden Project Worker for 3 years. They will manage the community garden on a day to day…

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Schools Problems

Parents in Mull are currently concerned about a number of matters, mainly regarding Tobermory High School (THS). First and foremost, the fabric of the High School building has deteriorated further since we reported on this in 2018. Readers may recall that the then Head boy Zac Finch and Head girl Anna Nonhebel had made a…

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Catamaran News

Catamaran study is finished – it passes with flying colours. Huge thanks to everyone on Mull and Iona who contributed so quickly and generously to our Crowdfunder appeal to pay for independent analysis of the catamaran on offer to CMAL. We reached our target in just a few days, and that enabled us to commission…

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Otters in Winter

Mull Otter Group

“If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere.” (Seamus Heaney) Good news about young otter Bealltainn, who was rescued on the Ross of Mull in May last year. The International Otter Survival Fund is caring for her on Skye. Ben Yoxon of IOSF reports, “She is doing well. With the snow we had…

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Proposal to reduce Summer Sailings

Calmac Ferry

There are moves afoot to reduce the number of sailings this summer for all of our local ferry crossings, even though the timetables have already been published! Mull and Iona Ferry Committee (MIFC) reports that ‘Transport Scotland (TS) have asked us for a response to a proposed reduction of sailings “…in the context of current…

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Mull and Iona Arts Trail

Visit Mull & Iona

In December 2020, Visit Mull and Iona (the destination marketing organisation for the islands), with the help of local artist Alicia Hendrick, was successful in attracting a grant for a new contemporary arts project for the islands, funded by “Scotland Loves Local”. The new Mull and Iona Arts Trail and Website will feature an Arts…

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Affordable housing on Mull


Lack of locally affordable housing across Mull is consistently the number one priority raised when we ask the community what we should be working on. There are several projects we are taking forwards across the island. Ulva Ferry – phase 2 The project will deliver two x 3-bedroom and two x 2-bedroom houses available for…

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