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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

Your Input on New Ferry for Mull

Your Input on New Ferry for Mu...

While we are still waiting for a decision from the new Transport Minister Graeme Dey on Mull’s potential catamaran, plans are proceeding for the longer-term replacement of the MV Isle of Mull. Transport Scotland (TS) have begun the long process of planning for the ferry(ies) that will be built to Read More

New MSP Supports Catamaran

New MSP Supports Catamaran

We approached newly elected MSP for Argyll & Bute, Jenni Minto, for her views on the acquisition of the catamaran proposed by Mull & Iona Ferry Committee (MIFC).
We print below her response in full:
“I believe that local communities need to be listened to and the work that MIFC Read More

Youngest islanders receive key!

Youngest islanders receive key...

With the practical completion certificate issued by WT Architecture on the 13th of May 2021, the new village hall finally belongs to Iona.
Large, light-filled, multi-purpose in its design, the building is ready to be filled with life, stories and memories.
While a big celebration will have to wait until Read More

Isle of Ulva Anniversary

Isle of Ulva Anniversary

The ownership of Ulva transferred to the community on the 21st June 2018. In the past the occasion has been marked by a get together but sadly, once again, that will not be possible this year.
Instead, we have a few articles to update you on progress.
At the time of the purchase, we wrote: “To say we are extremely grateful Read More