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Mull Highland Games SCIO

Mull Highland Games SCIO

I am pleased to inform that Mull Highland Games SCIO is now a registered charity; number SC051615 as from 25th February 2022. Our charitable purposes are: F – the advancement of citizenship or community development G the advancement of the arts heritage, culture or science H – the advancement of Read More
New Physiotherapist

New Physiotherapist

Meet newly appointed Physiotherapist Fiona Gray
The Physiotherapy Team at Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership has recently welcomed physiotherapist Fiona Gray to the team. Fiona will be living and working on the Isle of Mull. Her role will involve assessing and treating patients who have problems relating Read More

Fifty Years of Mull Museum

Fifty Years of Mull Museum

On 2nd February 1972, a group of about twenty people gathered in the Spinning Wheel Café in Tobermory to discuss the possibility of starting a museum. An encouraging speech from the chairman for the evening, Angus MacIntyre got things underway. It was agreed to form the Mull & Iona Folklore Read More

Turtle Travels

Turtle Travels

By Moira Kerr
A tropical turtle embarked on a second incredible journey after it had travelled 4000 miles off course to the Isle of Iona. Walker Jane Kindlen began a rescue mission when she found the loggerhead turtle, more normally found in warmer climes around Florida, on a deserted beach.
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Mendelssohn on Mull Spring Music

Mendelssohn on Mull Spring Mus...

February 27 – March 1
Mendelssohn on Mull returns for its annual residency in the week beginning September 18th.
Following successful events in 2019 and 2020, we have invited four young artists, chosen by the Doric String Quartet, our Artistic Directors, to come to Mull for a week this month. Read More

From Tormore to the National Museum

From Tormore to the National M...

David Faithfull, one of the late Joan Faithfull’s sons, contacted us recently to let us know that her potter’s wheel and a selection of her pottery has been gifted to National Museums Scotland (NMS). Alice Wyllie of NMS says “This is a donation of 24 pots by Joan Faithfull (1923-2017) Read More

Looking forward to Winterwatch

Looking forward to Winterwatch

Winter can be a challenging season to film wildlife. The days are short, the weather can be bad and some wildlife is generally less active. But it’s a challenge the BBC team behind ‘The Watches’ relishes and can’t wait to get started. Actually, it all started a long time ago…
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An Tobar and Mull Theatre

An Tobar and Mull Theatre

There has been the most astonishing resurgence of activity at both An Tobar and Mull Theatre. It is so gratifying to see the diverse ventures for our enjoyment and pleasure now available in a live format again. Many people across the island welcomed the return of live theatre with the Read More

R&A 30th Anniversary and Sgriob-ruadh Protest!

R&A 30th Anniversary and ...

We are delighted this month to be celebrating Round & About’s 30th anniversary, the magazine having been launched on 1st December 1991, with the slogan: ‘Where, when, who, why? Give us a shout at Round & About’
Leafing through that first publication, we see that some things have not changed Read More

Sound of Iona Breakwaters

Sound of Iona Breakwaters

In mid-November we were made aware that Argyll & Bute Council has withdrawn its planning application for ‘Construction of rock armour breakwater and steel monopile overnight berthing facility, including walkway, gangway access and associated works’ at Fionnphort Ferry Slip. Many readers will be relieved at this, since the plans appeared Read More

New Ferry:  Requirements

New Ferry: Requirements

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee has now delivered the completed Specification of User Requirements (SUR) to the Government department that manages the ferry system, Transport Scotland.
The SUR details the key principles that the design of our new ferry needs to follow in order to satisfy the needs of island Read More

Return of Mull Rally

Return of Mull Rally

The Beatsons Building Supplies Mull Rally was back this October with a vengeance, with the weather and the tricky course playing their part.
For the first time since it started running as a closed road rally, there was no Muileach in the top 3 – top-seeded local boys Paul Mackinnon Read More