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March issue 2016

Fèis Mhuile 2016

We arrived in Bunessan Hall at 5pm on Saturday 20th February to a huge buzz – the many excited children waiting to show off their newly learned skills at the concert for participants in Fèis Mhuile 2016.
It was astonishing to see how much had been achieved over the two days of music tuition. The action songs by Fèis Bheag participants were great fun, especially the one aided by glove puppets featuring all sorts of farm animals. The drummers drummed very competently, the fiddlers delivered a most assured performance, the accordionists impressed with their solo work – the guitars played a proper tune! – and the chanter players were well on their way to mastering this difficult instrument... more in the full issue

Ferry Committee stands Firm

By Moira Kerr
A storm of protest over a steep rise in cancelled ferry sailings has prompted islanders to pay out £1000 for weather data from the Met office. The Isle of Mull Ferry Committee is embroiled in a dispute with CalMac over increased cancellations on the Oban to Craignure route. And when CalMac Chief Executive Martin Dorchester pointed to worsening weather trends, committee members put their money where their mouth is. They went to the Met Office, seeking evidence which they say the ferry company had failed to provide.... more in the full issue

Photo shows members of the Ferry Committee

More chances to watch Mull’s eagles!

North West Mull Community Woodland Company and South West Mull & Iona Development have announced two exciting new wildlife tourism projects for this summer, where they will be working in partnership with the Mull Eagle Watch team. There will now be two fantastic opportunities to watch the private lives of white-tailed eagles and other wildlife with one site in the newly acquired SWMID forest at Tiroran and another at West Ardhu near Dervaig which NWMCW Co Ltd purchased in 2006... more in the full issue