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Isle of Mull Chocolate Company

Isle of Mull Chocolate Company

Grand Opening 1st June 2023 The new building housing the Isle of Mull Chocolate Company was officially opened on 1st June by Ruth Hinks, UK World Chocolate Master. The chocolate shop, conveniently located opposite Craignure pier, has actually been quietly open since November 2022 – so most locals will already Read More
In my Mind there's a Room

In my Mind there’s a Room...

by Colin MacIntyre / Mull Historical Society
For some time I’d had the ambition to bring my worlds of music and writing together. To me, when making albums and books, the songs and stories feel like they come from the same place. I’ve always written everything myself on my songs, Read More

Tide Lines record Album in Mull

Tide Lines record Album in Mul...

It’s been quite a year so far for Tide Lines, the ‘folk rock band’ formed in 2016 which includes our own Ross Wilson on keyboards. They have already landed their second UK top 15 album and played to 12 thousand on their subsequent UK album tour. Now they look forward Read More

HELP Appeal funds Helipad

HELP Appeal funds Helipad

An ambitious plan to construct a lifesaving helipad at Mull and Iona Community Hospital is coming to fruition, thanks to a £400,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The funds will cover the entire cost of the helipad.
The hospital Read More

Bunessan Easter Run 2023

Bunessan Easter Run 2023

Considering the forecast of strong winds there was a good turnout of both runners and spectators for this year’s Bunessan Easter Run, Loopy Run and Children’s Fun Run. As it turned out the wind wasn’t as strong as had been predicted; it was enough to make the course more challenging Read More

Scout Hall Opening Ceremony

Scout Hall Opening Ceremony

After many years of fundraising and over two years of building, we are pleased to announce that the Scout Hall in Tobermory is now finished and being used by both the Scout and Guide units, as well as local groups. The Flag Parade and Opening Ceremony was on 5th March, Read More

Ferries Still in Crisis

Ferries Still in Crisis

Craignure-Oban Route
Most readers will be aware that since we went to press with the March issue, the inadequate and unpopular ‘MV Loch Frisa-only’ timetable for the Craignure-Oban crossing was extended not once, but twice, and as I write is finally due to end on 25th March, although given the Read More

Spring Music

Spring Music

During March the Mendelssohn on Mull Festival brought its ‘Spring Music’ to Mull for the fourth time (Last year the quartet became a trio because of Covid, which entailed a last-minute programme change! )
Readers will probably be familiar with the MOM festival, which has been running for over 30 Read More

Jamie's Atlantic Row

Jamie’s Atlantic Row

Jamie Howard, who was brought up on Gometra and lived for many years on Ulva, intends to take on the ‘Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge’ (aka ‘The World’s Toughest Row’) beginning in December 2023 – attempting a solo row of over 3000 miles, across the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Read More

Fèis Mhuile 2023

Fèis Mhuile 2023

So good to be back after a 2 year covid induced break!
We couldn’t have held the Fèis this year without the very generous sponsorship from local companies – Inverlussa, Scottish Sea Farms and Bakkafrost.
These innovative businesses not only provide important employment opportunities on the island, but they are Read More

New Year Shinty

New Year Shinty

The first day of 2023 dawned with sunshine and the welcome return of the New Year Shinty match on Ardalanish beach, which attracted quite a throng to partake of hot soup and other delicacies and wish each other a Happy New Year. Indeed a fair few actually took part in Read More

Tireragan Trust

Tireragan Trust

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