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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

Seaweed Farm

Seaweed Farm

South West Mull and Iona Development are delighted that the seaweed farm at Aird Fada, Loch Scridain, has been installed. Thanks to a grant from the European Marine and Fisheries Fund we were able to contract Inverlussa Marine Services to undertake the deployment of the infrastructure needed for the 6ha Read More

“The Quest”

“The Quest”

A new fun family outdoor adventure on Mull and Iona
Visit Mull and Iona (VMI) has launched a new fun way for families to explore Mull and Iona. The Quest is a trail of 25 locations throughout the islands, each of which has a clue leading to something of interest Read More

HRH The Princess Royal visits Iona Abbey

HRH The Princess Royal visits ...

Dawn broke and the Abbey sparkled into life. Triangular parcels from island residents and members of the Iona Community had been arriving. Transformed into bunting, they fluttered across the cloisters. The Abbey team welcomed everyone. Plain-clothes police officers stopped trying to look inconspicuous. Children from Iona Primary School and young Read More

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