Mull & Iona Walkers raise Funds for Cancer Charity

By Moira Kerr A Scottish football legend has given a huge vote of thanks to a group of islanders who put on their walking boots to help a good cause. Seven walkers, six from Mull and one from Iona, trekked five miles a day, for eleven days, on island routes of their choice, to raise…

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Seaweed Farm

South West Mull and Iona Development are delighted that the seaweed farm at Aird Fada, Loch Scridain, has been installed. Thanks to a grant from the European Marine and Fisheries Fund we were able to contract Inverlussa Marine Services to undertake the deployment of the infrastructure needed for the 6ha farm. Seaweed farming is a…

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“The Quest”

A new fun family outdoor adventure on Mull and Iona Visit Mull and Iona (VMI) has launched a new fun way for families to explore Mull and Iona. The Quest is a trail of 25 locations throughout the islands, each of which has a clue leading to something of interest for children to discover. A…

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HRH The Princess Royal visits Iona Abbey

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 pipers arrived alongside folk who…

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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 1995. Since joining, Creon has…

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Your Input on New Ferry for Mull

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 replace our 33-year-old main ferry.…

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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 commissioned from Strathclyde University found…

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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 restrictions and the general Covid…

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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 to all our supporters and…

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Kitten gets ‘Round & About’ Mull!

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 the remote and beautiful Calgary…

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