In mid-November we were made aware that Argyll & Bute Council has withdrawn its planning application for ‘Construction of rock armour breakwater and steel monopile overnight berthing facility, including walkway, gangway access and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
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
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
This October the National Mòd returned to Inverness, as a “hybrid” mòd – much of it virtual and online, but some of it live in Inverness. Many children from both Còisir Òg Mhuile and Comunn Gaidhealeach Mhuile submitted videos of their songs and poems, receiving online adjudications and placings.
Kathryn Read More
Transport Scotland have confirmed that a second-hand ferry has been been bought from a Norwegian ferry company. This is the result of a search by CMAL for suitable second-hand vessels for the CalMac fleet (the same search that we attempted to contribute to by proposing the Indonesian catamaran).
The MV Read More
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
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
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