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The Return of the Games!

The Return of the Games!

What a joy to be back amongst the crowds enjoying the Mull Highland Games on 21st July of this year! Last year’s Gathering was a bold effort, and a credit to the organisers under Covid restrictions, but the full Games Day with competitors and visitors from all over cannot be Read More
Mull Half Marathon

Mull Half Marathon

The 32nd Half Marathon and 10k on Mull was held on Saturday 23rd July. Entries again came from as far afield as the States and as close as local participants. After the break over the last 2 years, it was so nice to welcome everyone back. Great atmosphere and many Read More

Midsummer Shinty

Midsummer Shinty

After having to cancel the New Year Shinty match on Ardalanish beach on 2 consecutive years, Andrew and Anne Smith hit on the brilliant idea of holding a midsummer shinty event this year as a fund raiser. On Wednesday evening 22nd June a large group gathered for burgers, sausages, home Read More

New School Campus for Mull?

New School Campus for Mull?

Argyll & Bute Council (A&BC) has identified a new school campus on Mull as the priority across its entire learning estate, and intends to put in a bid for funding to the Scottish Government’s ‘Learning Estate Investment Programme’ (LEIP).
The Council is asking for islander’s views on what a new Read More

Pink Run

Pink Run

Great turnout for our Pink Run in Salen on 12th June, with over 30 runners, dogs and a donkey taking part. This was the first time for over two years the Cancer Research fundraising event has taken place, so pleased to see everyone! The winners of the adults: 1st male Read More

Loch Frisa now in service

Loch Frisa now in service

The replacement for the Coruisk MV Loch Frisa is now in service on the Craignure-Oban route. If not already, then the Coruisk will soon be heading for Mallaig to resume services to Armadale.
The Loch Frisa will operate the Craignure-Oban route all-year round, and will be based in Craignure. This Read More

Isle of Mull Sportive

Isle of Mull Sportive

Sunday 5th June 2022
The Isle of Mull (Cycle)Sportive returned this year and celebrated its 10th year anniversary with a bumper entry field of nearly 500. We had 355 riders on the day. They set off in glorious sunshine and all returned in glorious sunshine. We couldn’t have asked for Read More

Ferry Re-Naming Ceremony

Ferry Re-Naming Ceremony

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has renamed the newest fleet member from MV Utne to MV Loch Frisa.
A small renaming ceremony was hosted in Craignure on Monday 6th June to thank those who have aided in bringing the vessel into service. Attendees included former Argyll and Bute councillor Mary-Jean Read More

An Tobar and Mull Theatre  announces its first ever Patrons

An Tobar and Mull Theatre ann...

Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton) and Nicky Spence, the Scottish Tenor currently presenting Anyone can Sing on Sky Arts have been announced as the first ever patrons for the Isle of Mull based venues An Tobar and Mull Theatre.
Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, said: “I am Read More

Mull Highland Games Art Prize

Mull Highland Games Art Prize

Mull Highland Games Art Prize 2022 with selected 2d entries going forwards to the national Highland Art Prize to be held at the Royal National Mòd in Perth
This is an alert to all artists that the competition entries will be displayed and judged in Tobermory during the days before Read More

Bunessan Easter Runs 2022

Bunessan Easter Runs 2022

After the absence of the last two years, due to the COVID restrictions, it was great to be able to hold the Bunessan Easter Runs: the main Road Race; the Loopy Run and the Children’s Fun Run on Easter Sunday, 17th April. However, with the ‘double whammy’ of a poor Read More

Survey - do you want a new ferry ticketing system?

Survey – do you want a n...

Recently we wrote to Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth and Islands Minister Mairi Gougeon, urging them to ensure that as is required by the Islands Act, an Island Community Impact Assessment (ICIA) is used to examine CalMac’s booking system. The current first-come-first-served system has unfairness built into it. Island residents cannot plan Read More