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
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 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
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...
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
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’ Mu...
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.
From Read More
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.
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
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
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