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R&A 30th Anniversary and Sgriob-ruadh Protest!

R&A 30th Anniversary and ...

We are delighted this month to be celebrating Round & About’s 30th anniversary, the magazine having been launched on 1st December 1991, with the slogan: ‘Where, when, who, why? Give us a shout at Round & About’ Leafing through that first publication, we see that some things have not changed Read More
Sound of Iona Breakwaters

Sound of Iona Breakwaters

In mid-November we were made aware that Argyll & Bute Council has withdrawn its planning application for ‘Construction of rock armour breakwater and steel monopile overnight berthing facility, including walkway, gangway access and associated works’ at Fionnphort Ferry Slip. Many readers will be relieved at this, since the plans appeared Read More

New Ferry:  Requirements

New Ferry: Requirements

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee has now delivered the completed Specification of User Requirements (SUR) to the Government department that manages the ferry system, Transport Scotland.
The SUR details the key principles that the design of our new ferry needs to follow in order to satisfy the needs of island Read More

Return of Mull Rally

Return of Mull Rally

The Beatsons Building Supplies Mull Rally was back this October with a vengeance, with the weather and the tricky course playing their part.
For the first time since it started running as a closed road rally, there was no Muileach in the top 3 – top-seeded local boys Paul Mackinnon Read More

Mull at the National Mòd

Mull at the National Mòd

This October the National Mòd returned to Inverness, as a “hybrid” mòd – much of it virtual and online, but some of it live in Inverness. Many children from both Còisir Òg Mhuile and Comunn Gaidhealeach Mhuile submitted videos of their songs and poems, receiving online adjudications and placings.
Kathryn Read More

Norwegian Ferry Coming to Mull

Norwegian Ferry Coming to Mull

Transport Scotland have confirmed that a second-hand ferry has been been bought from a Norwegian ferry company. This is the result of a search by CMAL for suitable second-hand vessels for the CalMac fleet (the same search that we attempted to contribute to by proposing the Indonesian catamaran).
The MV Read More

Ferry News

Ferry News

Meeting with Graeme Dey, Minister for Transport
We were very pleased to welcome the new Transport Minister to Mull at the end of August, for a constructive and wide-ranging discussion regarding Mull and Iona’s ferry services.
Among the topics of discussion was of course the Mull catamaran, and the disappointing Read More

Craignure Improvements

Craignure Improvements

Following a disappointing on-line meeting regarding the Craignure Pier development proposals, and on a beautiful July day, Craignure Bay Community Group were delighted to welcome representatives from Argyll & Bute Council and Turner & Townsend Infrastructure Ltd. to Craignure, for a walk and talk through our village from Java to Read More

Mull & Morvern Sheepdog Trial

Mull & Morvern Sheepdog T...

This year’s trial was held on Thursday 26th August. The venue was once again Gruline Field, Knock Farm. The weather was beautiful and attracted a good crowd, despite the Oban ferry being cancelled due to Covid.
31 dogs ran on packets of four Blackface hoggs, which in general ran quite Read More

Mull Mòd

Mull Mòd

We were all so excited that the Mull Mòd was going to be going ahead this year. We had received about 200 entries from more than 80 children, as well as a dozen adult competitors. We weren’t going to have adult choirs, but we did have a few children’s groups Read More

Scarecrow Trail Ross of Mull

Scarecrow Trail Ross of Mull

It was difficult trying to judge the Scarecrow Trail this year: not everyone who made a scarecrow photographed it and posted on the Gala FB page or sent them to me so I could do so. However, in saying that, I’m very grateful to all of those who created one, Read More

Salen Show a Great Success

Salen Show a Great Success

The Mull & Morvern Agricultural Society went ahead with the Salen Show on 12th August on a livestock only basis – as far as we know, the only agricultural show to be held in Argyll in 2021. The committee was rewarded for its tenacity and hard work by a really Read More

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