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April issue 2017

Tobermory High School Pipe Band

The Aros Hall in Tobermory was full on Friday 24th February, for the inaugural ceilidh of the recently formed Tobermory High School Pipe Band. The evening was an opportunity to thank the many folk from Mull and beyond who had shown their support in many ways, including grants and a very successful “Friends of Tobermory High School Pipe Band” appeal, raising £6201 to date. An astonishingly generous response which helps to cover the cost of uniforms, equipment and many other expenses. The band had been the ambition of local piper, Calum MacLean when he became piping tutor for Mull and Iona in 2013. ... more in the full issue

Photo © AJ Macleod


Mascot Sophie

Mull Rugby Club was delighted that their Young Rugby star Sophie Ralston was chosen as a Scotland Mascot for the match against Italy in the 6 Nations final weekend. Sophie has been playing Rugby for quite a few years now representing Salen Primary at Tag Rugby and for Mull at Mini and Youth level. She is currently at Tobermory High School. Her favourite player is Stuart Hogg (whose isn't he?). Sophie was very honoured to run out along with the Scotland team in front of a capacity crowd at Murrayfield.... more in the full issue

Photo © AJ Macleod


Miss Hoolie returns to Balamory

Miss Hoolie, the well-known Balamory character, is back in the Tobermory area on a more permanent basis, since Tobermory P7 pupil Cailean McLean won a competition to name the new wind turbine at the council's Glengorm waste management facility. Out of a total of 71 name suggestions from primary schools throughout Mull, Councillor Roddy McCuish had no hesitation in picking the name 'Miss Hoolie' as the most apt. “I can’t think of a more appropriate name for a wind turbine on Mull." he said "Young Cailean McClean has to be congratulated on being so imaginative. I like the fact that Miss Hoolie is linked to the local area because of the Balamory connection and also linked to the weather, which is particularly meaningful and essential for the turbine to generate lots of power." .... more in the full issue