Mendelssohn on Mull Spring Mus...
February 27 – March 1
Mendelssohn on Mull returns for its annual residency in the week beginning September 18th.
Following successful events in 2019 and 2020, we have invited four young artists, chosen by the Doric String Quartet, our Artistic Directors, to come to Mull for a week this month. Read More
From Tormore to the National M...
David Faithfull, one of the late Joan Faithfull’s sons, contacted us recently to let us know that her potter’s wheel and a selection of her pottery has been gifted to National Museums Scotland (NMS). Alice Wyllie of NMS says “This is a donation of 24 pots by Joan Faithfull (1923-2017) Read More
Looking forward to Winterwatch
Winter can be a challenging season to film wildlife. The days are short, the weather can be bad and some wildlife is generally less active. But it’s a challenge the BBC team behind ‘The Watches’ relishes and can’t wait to get started. Actually, it all started a long time ago…
An Tobar and Mull Theatre
There has been the most astonishing resurgence of activity at both An Tobar and Mull Theatre. It is so gratifying to see the diverse ventures for our enjoyment and pleasure now available in a live format again. Many people across the island welcomed the return of live theatre with the Read More
R&A 30th Anniversary and Sgrio...
We are delighted this month to be celebrating Round & About’s 30th anniversary, the magazine having been launched on 1st December 1991, with the slogan: ‘Where, when, who, why? Give us a shout at Round & About’
Leafing through that first publication, we see that some things have not changed Read More
Sound of Iona Breakwaters
In mid-November we were made aware that Argyll & Bute Council has withdrawn its planning application for ‘Construction of rock armour breakwater and steel monopile overnight berthing facility, including walkway, gangway access and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
New Ferry: Requirements
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
Return of Mull Rally
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
Mull at the National Mòd
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
Norwegian Ferry Coming to Mull
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