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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

Mull Fiddle Week

Mull Fiddle Week

Mull Fiddle Week aimed to immerse young people in the energy and spirit of traditional fiddle music. The event, funded by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, had already been postponed twice because of Covid and was open to young players of all abilities from Argyll and Bute. It was even Read More

Fangan

Fangan

Fangan: Fanks in Gaelic.  Also known as sheepfolds; sheep pens; stells; stalls; turf stells; buchts; stell enclosures.
Last winter I undertook a photographic project to make a record of stone fanks on Mull, Iona and Ulva using a drone.
The seed of this project germinated when our neighbour told us he was Read More

TEN + 1 Festival Gets 10/10

TEN + 1 Festival Gets 10/10

2020 should have seen the 10-year celebrations to mark the founding of Mull Youth Theatre – but we fell victim to lockdown. In 2021 we finally get to celebrate the 10 + 1 years.
The Theatre on Mull has deep roots, firstly with The Little Theatre and now Mull Theatre Read More

Gordon Buchanan at Calgary Tower

Gordon Buchanan at Calgary Tow...

During lockdown a magnificent wooden tower has gradually emerged in the woods at Calgary Art in Nature, the brainchild of Matthew Reade but with input from local artists and other creative folk. In early July a small ceremony was held to officially open it by local children, with well-known wildlife Read More

Mull & Islands Gathering 2021

Mull & Islands Gathering ...

Even though the official Highland Games circuit is cancelled for 2021, the Mull Highland Games committee (with President Andrew Kain as the driving force) was determined that another year should not go by without an event to mark the day. Much work and planning went in to organizing what came Read More

Mull & Iona Walkers raise Funds for Cancer Charity

Mull & Iona Walkers raise...

By Moira Kerr
A Scottish football legend has given a huge vote of thanks to a group of islanders who put on their walking boots to help a good cause. Seven walkers, six from Mull and one from Iona, trekked five miles a day, for eleven days, on island routes Read More