New Year Shinty
Wetlands and Peat Restoration Project
Tireragan is 625 hectares of naturally rewilding land on the southwest tip of the Ross of Mull. It was fenced off from livestock 25 years ago and as a result has a unique and impressive amount of biodiversity. (see www.tireragantrust.co.uk for photos) The Trust, a Read More
Ferries – Time for Action!...
Last month we printed a letter from myself to Scottish Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth in which I pointed out that the designation of MV Loch Frisa as the core vessel on the Oban-Craignure route is an absolute scandal and that since both CMAL and CalMac are wholly owned by the Read More
Well done to all the young Santas who turned out on Sunday 18th December from as far away as Australia, to brave the wind and weather for getting Santa fit for Christmas again. It was great to see you all and thank you to the Santa elf helpers for being Read More
Hansel and Gretel
The return of the Tobermory pantomime after 5 long years met with huge acclaim and almost raised the roof of the newly re-furbished Aros Hall, running for 4 nights from 13th – 16th December. This year’s choice was ‘Hansel and Gretel’, and NOMADS put on a fantastic show, in spite Read More
National Mòd 2022
The Royal National Mòd was hosted by Perth this year, 18 years since it was last held there. Although there was a mòd held in Inverness last year, it was a much smaller and very different mòd, with only a few children’s competitions actually in person (most of them were Read More
Bid goes in for School Campus
Argyll and Bute Council (A&BC) has now submitted a business case and funding application to the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) for a new school campus on Mull. The submission will now compete for funding against a number of other local authorities across Scotland before Scottish Government Ministers Read More
MacKinnon delivers Golden Rall...
Paul MacKinnon restored island honour with his fourth Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally win, when the sell-out 50th running of the event reached the Tobermory finish shortly after two o’clock in the morning on Sunday 16th October.
Celebrating the half-century of Britain’s most popular and arduous event, the route and Read More
Late Release of Winter Timetab...
Consultation on this year’s winter timetable for the Craignure-Oban service began months later than it should have, due to uncertainty surrounding the closure of Uig whilst it is upgraded in preparation for the arrival of Hull 802. Although draft timetables were apparently in circulation within CalMac as early as July, Read More
Mendelssohn on Mull Festival
This year’s festival took place a little later than usual, from 19th-23rd September, but was well worth waiting for. We were treated to works by Beethoven, Britten, Elgar, Glazunov, Haydn, Janacek, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and of course Mendelssohn, played as usual by a mixture of young classical musicians and their mentors, Read More
A Story of Survival
In late January my friend Jane was strolling along a beach on Iona, looking for plastic washed up amongst the seaweed when something odd caught her eye.
My `phone rang.
“Joyce, it`s Jane. I`m on the beach and I`ve found a turtle.”
“A turtle, and it`s alive and Read More
Mull Local Mòd
After three long years, the Mull Provincial Mòd finally returned to Tobermory, bringing together soloists, choirs, fiddlers, pipers and bards, young and old, fluent Gaelic speakers and learners alike. The mòd was all set to go ahead in 2021 but had to be cancelled at the last minute due to Read More