An Tobar and Mull Theatre announces its first ever Patrons

Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton) and Nicky Spence, the Scottish Tenor currently presenting Anyone can Sing on Sky Arts have been announced as the first ever patrons for the Isle of Mull based venues An Tobar and Mull Theatre. Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, said: “I am delighted to welcome Golda and…

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Mull Highland Games Art Prize

Mull Highland Games Art Prize 2022 with selected 2d entries going forwards to the national Highland Art Prize to be held at the Royal National Mòd in Perth This is an alert to all artists that the competition entries will be displayed and judged in Tobermory during the days before the Games on Thursday 21st July…

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Bunessan Easter Runs 2022

After the absence of the last two years, due to the COVID restrictions, it was great to be able to hold the Bunessan Easter Runs: the main Road Race; the Loopy Run and the Children’s Fun Run on Easter Sunday, 17th April. However, with the ‘double whammy’ of a poor forecast for the day, and…

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Survey – do you want a new ferry ticketing system?

Recently we wrote to Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth and Islands Minister Mairi Gougeon, urging them to ensure that as is required by the Islands Act, an Island Community Impact Assessment (ICIA) is used to examine CalMac’s booking system. The current first-come-first-served system has unfairness built into it. Island residents cannot plan every shopping trip, family visit,…

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Mull Highland Games SCIO

I am pleased to inform that Mull Highland Games SCIO is now a registered charity; number SC051615 as from 25th February 2022. Our charitable purposes are: F – the advancement of citizenship or community development G the advancement of the arts heritage, culture or science H – the advancement of public participation in sport I…

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New Physiotherapist

Meet newly appointed Physiotherapist Fiona Gray The Physiotherapy Team at Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership has recently welcomed physiotherapist Fiona Gray to the team. Fiona will be living and working on the Isle of Mull. Her role will involve assessing and treating patients who have problems relating to pain in muscles, spine…

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Fifty Years of Mull Museum

On 2nd February 1972, a group of about twenty people gathered in the Spinning Wheel Café in Tobermory to discuss the possibility of starting a museum. An encouraging speech from the chairman for the evening, Angus MacIntyre got things underway. It was agreed to form the Mull & Iona Folklore Museum and Duncan MacQuarrie was…

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Turtle Travels

By Moira Kerr A tropical turtle embarked on a second incredible journey after it had travelled 4000 miles off course to the Isle of Iona. Walker Jane Kindlen began a rescue mission when she found the loggerhead turtle, more normally found in warmer climes around Florida, on a deserted beach. After seeking advice from British…

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Mendelssohn on Mull Spring Music

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. We hope that this may…

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From Tormore to the National Museum

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) along with eight maker’s stamps…

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