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January issue 2017

Wonderland in Tobermory

What’s a ghoul’s favourite show? A phantomime! Once again, NOMADS’ annual show did not disappoint .. especially if you enjoy punny jokes as told by Welsh Wally, aka the ever-amusing Shona Reade. Even his feet were funny.
Produced by Barbara Weir, Limelight’s re-telling of Alice in Wonderland delighted its audiences. On stage, youngsters outnumbered adults by 3 to 1 resulting in charm by the bucketload. From the moment Sakshi Ortchison’s adventurous Alice opened the show singing a capella “Scarborough Fair” and beautiful butterflies flittered across the stage, we were in another world... more in the full issue

Pictured are John Coyle, Sakshi Ortchison and Shona Reade - Photo © Sarah Darling

GigaPlus Argyll makes Progress

At last - Construction has now started!
We are delighted at long last to announce that construction of the GigaPlus Argyll network is now underway by our contractor, AB Internet. Concrete bases for several masts have been installed using Mull based Skyhook Helicopters – you may recently have seen this work taking place at several locations on the Ross of Mull, Lochbuie and at Calgary. Eventually the network will comprise nearly 40 masts spread across the area of the project ranging from Mull, as far away as Islay and Jura... more in the full issue

Photo by Tony Jeffree

Another Award for Eagle Watch!

The Mull Eagle Watch partnership (MICT, FCS, Police Scotland, SNH, RSPB, NWMCW, SWMID) has won the Nature of Scotland Awards 2016 category for ‘Nature Tourism’. This is in addition to the ‘Innovation in Tourism Award’ reported on in December's R&A .... more in the full issue

Photo © Simon Williams Photography