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October issue 2016

Local Mòd 2016

On Friday and Saturday, the 9th and 10th of September, Tobermory Main Street was once again flooded with kilted children and adults who came to compete at the Mull & Iona Provincial Mòd this year. There were over 200 Junior entries on the Friday, including poetry recitations, solos, choirs, action songs, conversations and instrumentalists.
Friday’s competitions were started off delightfully by the Primary School Action Songs. With nine different entries, the adjudicators had their work cut out, but Ulva Ferry’s priceless portrayal of the drama that goes on inside Ulva Ferry Community Cafe was a clear winner... more in the full issue

Photo by Donna Dugdale

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Junior Orals; Junior Vocal; Junior Duet, Group & Choir; Junior Instrumental & Lit.

Ulva Ferry Pontoon Opening

Over two hundred people enjoyed the Ulva Ferry Pontoon Official Opening Day events held on Saturday 27th August.
After more than 3 years of development, the pontoon was officially opened by community stalwart Jeannie MacColl, who has been a committee member and fundraiser of USCA (Ulva School Community Association) and also sits on the Ulva Ferry Development Officer’s Steering Group. She was assisted by one of the youngest members of the community and pupil at Ulva School, Bruce Cutlack.
Businesses and volunteers joined in the celebrations with short trips run by Mull Charters and Turus Mara, Isle of Mull Coastal Rowing as well as tours onboard RNLI’s Severn-class lifeboat Elizabeth Fairlie Ramsay. There were also stalls from Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, HM Coastguard, Wild Child Scotland Outdoors and Craignure playpark. Mull Gaelic Choir (Coisir Ghaidhlig an Eilein Mhuilich) sang beautiful songs of the sea ... more in the full issue

Photo by Zac Finch

Sod-Cutting Ceremony

Construction work has started on the first new designated affordable rental housing in the Ulva Ferry area for decades. Just six years since the local primary school was threatened with closure, instigating a community campaign to bring affordable housing to the area to stem decades of population decline, construction has now started on two family sized homes. A joint venture between the Ulva School Community Association (USCA) and Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT), the Ulva Ferry Housing Partnership’s houses are being built next to Ulva Primary School, to be let to local families and contribute to the future sustainability of this remote area.
To celebrate reaching this momentous point, the local community held a ‘sod cutting’ ceremony on Tuesday 30th August. The pupils at Ulva Primary got stuck in with their hard hats on, with community stalwart Jeannie MacColl looking on .... more in the full issue

Photo by Carolyne Charrington