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Creon receives RNLI Medal

Creon receives RNLI Medal

Tobermory RNLI’s Second Mechanic Creon Carmichael has been awarded a long service medal after more than three decades of saving lives at sea. Creon joined Tobermory RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew in February 1991 just after the station had re-opened following its closure in 1947 and subsequently became second mechanic in Read More
Your Input on New Ferry for Mull

Your Input on New Ferry for Mu...

While we are still waiting for a decision from the new Transport Minister Graeme Dey on Mull’s potential catamaran, plans are proceeding for the longer-term replacement of the MV Isle of Mull. Transport Scotland (TS) have begun the long process of planning for the ferry(ies) that will be built to Read More

New MSP Supports Catamaran

New MSP Supports Catamaran

We approached newly elected MSP for Argyll & Bute, Jenni Minto, for her views on the acquisition of the catamaran proposed by Mull & Iona Ferry Committee (MIFC).
We print below her response in full:
“I believe that local communities need to be listened to and the work that MIFC Read More

Youngest islanders receive key!

Youngest islanders receive key...

With the practical completion certificate issued by WT Architecture on the 13th of May 2021, the new village hall finally belongs to Iona.
Large, light-filled, multi-purpose in its design, the building is ready to be filled with life, stories and memories.
While a big celebration will have to wait until Read More

Isle of Ulva Anniversary

Isle of Ulva Anniversary

The ownership of Ulva transferred to the community on the 21st June 2018. In the past the occasion has been marked by a get together but sadly, once again, that will not be possible this year.
Instead, we have a few articles to update you on progress.
At the time of the purchase, we wrote: “To say we are extremely grateful Read More

Kitten gets 'Round & About' Mull!

Kitten gets ‘Round &...

By Moira Kerr
As tourists were getting organised to visit the holiday hotspots on Mull a five month old kitten has beaten them to it.
The patter of Wee Guy the kitten’s tiny paws could be heard at favourite haunts around the island while mainland Scotland was in lockdown.
From Read More

Ferry News

Ferry News

Summer Timetable loses Two Sailings

CalMac have issued notice of changes to the summer timetable affecting Coruisk sailings. The last pair of the five daily returns run by the Coruisk will not be operated, and the crossing time of Coruisk sailings is being increased from 55 minutes to 1 hour.
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Erraid Film

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, Read More

Grant for Community Garden

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 Read More

Schools Problems

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 Read More

Catamaran News

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 Read More

Mull Otter Group

Otters in Winter

“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. Read More