The International Gathering week for the Clan Maclean culminated with a Gathering at Duart Castle, attended by about 700 Macleans, from Scotland and around the world.
Usually held every five years, the Gathering was postponed from 2022 due to the pandemic.
At Duart, there was a day of festivity with Read More
This year’s games, held on 20th July in Tobermory, marked the 100th centenary of the Mull Highland Games being held at Erray Park (and also 150 years since the first known Highland Games in Tobermory). To mark this occasion Eric Macintyre, himself a member of one of the families central Read More
Grand Opening 1st June 2023
The new building housing the Isle of Mull Chocolate Company was officially opened on 1st June by Ruth Hinks, UK World Chocolate Master.
The chocolate shop, conveniently located opposite Craignure pier, has actually been quietly open since November 2022 – so most locals will already Read More
by Colin MacIntyre / Mull Historical Society
For some time I’d had the ambition to bring my worlds of music and writing together. To me, when making albums and books, the songs and stories feel like they come from the same place. I’ve always written everything myself on my songs, Read More
It’s been quite a year so far for Tide Lines, the ‘folk rock band’ formed in 2016 which includes our own Ross Wilson on keyboards. They have already landed their second UK top 15 album and played to 12 thousand on their subsequent UK album tour. Now they look forward Read More
An ambitious plan to construct a lifesaving helipad at Mull and Iona Community Hospital is coming to fruition, thanks to a £400,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The funds will cover the entire cost of the helipad.
The hospital Read More
Considering the forecast of strong winds there was a good turnout of both runners and spectators for this year’s Bunessan Easter Run, Loopy Run and Children’s Fun Run. As it turned out the wind wasn’t as strong as had been predicted; it was enough to make the course more challenging Read More
After many years of fundraising and over two years of building, we are pleased to announce that the Scout Hall in Tobermory is now finished and being used by both the Scout and Guide units, as well as local groups. The Flag Parade and Opening Ceremony was on 5th March, Read More
Most readers will be aware that since we went to press with the March issue, the inadequate and unpopular ‘MV Loch Frisa-only’ timetable for the Craignure-Oban crossing was extended not once, but twice, and as I write is finally due to end on 25th March, although given the Read More
During March the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival brought its ‘Spring Music’ to Mull for the fourth time (Last year the quartet became a trio because of Covid, which entailed a last-minute programme change! )
Readers will probably be familiar with the MOM festival, which has been running for over 30 Read More
Jamie Howard, who was brought up on Gometra and lived for many years on Ulva, intends to take on the ‘Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge’ (aka ‘The World’s Toughest Row’) beginning in December 2023 – attempting a solo row of over 3000 miles, across the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Read More