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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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December issue 2016

Happy Birthday R&A!

We are delighted this month to be celebrating 25 years of R&A - the publication was founded by Erica Charlier and Brenda Campbell, and the first issue came out on 1st December 1991. We have a copy in our archives (see photo), and it is interesting to see that some things do not appear to have changed very much - there is notice of a public meeting to address the 'Mull & Iona Housing Problem'. The NOMADS Christmas pantomime that year was Red Riding Hood and there is also notice of a Tourist Board Members Forum - remember the days when we were members with a vote at the AGM?
Round & About has undergone many changes over the years... more in the full issue

Photo shows the first issue dated 1st December 1991

National Mòd

The Royal National Mòd returned to Stornoway, this year; the last time it was held in Stornoway, in 2011, the weather was horrendous – many ferries were cancelled and we dared not take a step out of the pub for fear of being blown away! This year we were treated to mostly sunny days, if very crisp and cold, with some heavy showers, and it did make for a much more enjoyable week ... more in the full issue

Gold Medal winners Hector MacKechnie of Lochaline & Carol Maclean of Tobermory
Photo by Lyle Kennedy

Fashion Flies High

The Mess with Fashion Show held at Bunessan Hall on November 10th, was heralded as the event of the season by many. Over 50 people from a broad spectrum attended the event including school children, local stalwarts such as Maimie Brunton and Euphie Woods and many of the Ross' glitteratti (who abandoned their muck-covered wellies for
rhinestone heels).... more in the full issue

Photo courtesy of Brik Halcrow