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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

Kitten gets 'Round & About' Mull!

Kitten gets ‘Round &...

By Moira Kerr
As tourists were getting organised to visit the holiday hotspots on Mull a five month old kitten has beaten them to it.
The patter of Wee Guy the kitten’s tiny paws could be heard at favourite haunts around the island while mainland Scotland was in lockdown.
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Ferry News

Ferry News

Summer Timetable loses Two Sailings

CalMac have issued notice of changes to the summer timetable affecting Coruisk sailings. The last pair of the five daily returns run by the Coruisk will not be operated, and the crossing time of Coruisk sailings is being increased from 55 minutes to 1 hour.
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Erraid Film

Erraid Film

We spoke recently to Giulia Candussi, whose short documentary ‘Against the Tide’ follows a woman’s journey to becoming a member of the community on Erraid. “I’ve always been fascinated by alternative lifestyles” said Giulia “and I found out about Erraid and visited in 2019 as part of a University project, Read More

Grant for Community Garden

Grant for Community Garden

Ross of Mull Community Garden gets National Lottery Community Fund Grant.

This is such exciting news for all of us who have been involved in the garden so far. The grant will be used to employ a part-time Garden Project Worker for 3 years. They will manage the community garden Read More

Schools Problems

Schools Problems

Parents in Mull are currently concerned about a number of matters, mainly regarding Tobermory High School (THS).

First and foremost, the fabric of the High School building has deteriorated further since we reported on this in 2018. Readers may recall that the then Head boy Zac Finch and Head girl Read More

Catamaran News

Catamaran News

Catamaran study is finished – it passes with flying colours.

Huge thanks to everyone on Mull and Iona who contributed so quickly and generously to our Crowdfunder appeal to pay for independent analysis of the catamaran on offer to CMAL. We reached our target in just a few days, and Read More

Mull Otter Group

Otters in Winter

“If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere.” (Seamus Heaney)

Good news about young otter Bealltainn, who was rescued on the Ross of Mull in May last year. The International Otter Survival Fund is caring for her on Skye.

Ben Yoxon of IOSF reports, “She is doing well. Read More

Calmac Ferry

Proposal to reduce Summer Sail...

There are moves afoot to reduce the number of sailings this summer for all of our local ferry crossings, even though the timetables have already been published!

Mull and Iona Ferry Committee (MIFC) reports that ‘Transport Scotland (TS) have asked us for a response to a proposed reduction of sailings Read More

Visit Mull & Iona

Mull and Iona Arts Trail

In December 2020, Visit Mull and Iona (the destination marketing organisation for the islands), with the help of local artist Alicia Hendrick, was successful in attracting a grant for a new contemporary arts project for the islands, funded by “Scotland Loves Local”. The new Mull and Iona Arts Trail and Read More

Oskamull

Affordable housing on Mull

Lack of locally affordable housing across Mull is consistently the number one priority raised when we ask the community what we should be working on. There are several projects we are taking forwards across the island.

Ulva Ferry – phase 2

The project will deliver two x 3-bedroom and two Read More