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Welcome to Round & About

We are an independent monthly magazine established in 1991,
serving the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva and the surrounding area.
Round & About is compiled and printed on the Isle of Mull.
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Photo Competition 2016

win a cash prize of £50!
Competition for a photo suitable for our front cover.
Photos MUST be submitted electronically, size A4 at 300 dpi, in order to qualify. They should be portrait format and must have been taken in Mull, Iona or surrounding islands at some point since September 2015. Please give date and place with your entry. Maximum 3 entries per person.
Remember also to allow for our headers and footers at the top and bottom of the photo.
Send to R&A email address with ‘Photo competition’ in the subject line.
Closing date 9th September 2016.
Awarding of the £50 prize will be at the editor’s discretion, and the winning photo will be used as a front cover of a future issue of R&A.


September issue 2016

Bunessan Show 2016

This year’s Ross of Mull & Iona Gala was brought to a fitting close on 5th August by the Bunessan Show in all its glory – from Champion of Champions right down to the smallest child enjoying an ice cream (in the occasional rain!) this was truly a day for everyone.
There was however one difference this year – after an amazing 41 years as Show President, Ronnie Campbell, MBE, retired during the last year, and Gordon Rutherford has been elected to take his place. As Gordie says, they will be big shoes to fill, however we are certain that the Show will continue to go from strength to strength. To mark the occasion both Jim Corbett of Lochbuie and Donald MacGillivray of Pennygown gave speeches, and Gordie presented Ronnie with a specially hand-carved stick... more in the full issue

Photo: Past and present Presidents share a joke, with Ronnie's wife Sheila looking on


Salen Show

There’s a well-known saying in the entertainment industry ‘the show must go on’, and this holds true for the annual ‘entertainment’ that is the Mull & Morvern Agricultural Society’s Annual Show. In spite of heavy rain on the previous day and a forecast of rain to come, the Salen Show took place as usual at the show field at Aros, and was attended by a good crowd, keeping cheerful in spite of the weather.
There were a few changes – in particular the top field was judged to be too slippery for the showjumping – this was cancelled, but the classes will still be held at one of the Pony Club shows later this year – date to be confirmed... more in the full issue

Photo: Shona Reade and dog don't mind the rain!


Mull Half Marathon

This year we had a fabulous 92 runners for the half marathon, 57 for the 10k, and 38 Juniors entering the Junior Road Races. As it turned out, the rain that was forecast didn't really affect the race, but the wind most certainly did. There were gusts up to 70 mph in a direction directly into the faces of the runners. The effect of this is to feel like you are pushing a wall in front of you, slowing you down considerably and 'zapping' your energy. Needless to say, there were still a few 'personal bests' recorded. The slower running times means our course record and prize of £250 from CGL Ltd is still intact, ready to be contended next year! .... more in the full issue

Photo © Alan Parker