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March issue 2018

Fèis Mhuile 2018

Another fantastic Fèis weekend was held in Bunessan from 9th -11th February. Children were offered two choices for lessons over the weekend and adults were offered singing and step-dancing. Learners came along from all over the island and beyond.
The weekend started with a great informal Ceilidh in the Argyll Arms on Friday night. It was very well attended and we were very spoilt with the music from our tutors. We were fortunate to have Fèis Development Officer, Karen Oakley, in attendance and thank her for her helpful input... more in the full issue

Photo: The boys kick off the concert in fine style.

Ulva Buyout receives Go-ahead

On 1st February the Ulva Buyout team received the green light from the Scottish Government to purchase Ulva.
The Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, “triggered” the Community Right to Buy which means that North West Mull Community Woodland Company (NWMCWC) has until early June to put together a funding package and purchase the property at the price set by the independent valuer in December.
One of the directors of NWMCWC, John Addy, stated; “We are obviously delighted at this news which sets Ulva on a path of social and economic rejuvenation including repopulation. We have received ministerial approval for our ambitious, but carefully phased Business Plan which is based on a detailed Feasibility Study carried out by respected independent consultants. The first priority once we have purchased the island will be to renovate the existing housing stock as quickly as possible and provide existing and future residents with security of tenure so that they can plan with confidence for their futures and those of their families.”... more in the full issue

Iona Abbey News

For generations people have come to stay in the Iona Abbey Centre and have been touched by the work of the Iona Community.
In 2018, for the first time in sixty years, the Abbey residential programme will not operate due to commencement of Phase One of the refurbishment of the accommodation wing. A much-needed upgrade of the plumbing and electrics is being carried out and a new welcoming entrance, along with installation of a lift for disabled access, will make movement in and out of the building so much easier... more in the full issue