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January issue 2018

Panto Magic

Abracadabra! Rub the lamp and the panto appears! Unfortunately, not quite.
NOMADs’ Aladdin, produced by Ryan Lowe, was the resplendent result of several months’ hard work by those on stage and behind the scenes. Auditions started in late August, and rehearsals not long after. Then the collaborations. A 28-strong support team worked hard to bring this super production to the stage... more in the full issue

Photo © AJ Macleod: Aladdin, Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee enjoying the NOMADS pantomime

Columba Centre – A space for the community

On 1st October this year, South West Mull and Iona Development signed a lease with Historic Environment Scotland for part of the Columba Centre in Fionnphort. Originally built as an exhibition centre, the building has been standing largely under-used for several years. For now, Historic Environment Scotland retain the use of the larger portion of the building for storing historic stone and for use of their maintenance department. SWMID’s vision, in the long term, is for the entire building to be in community hands and we are delighted to have taken the first step in that direction... more in the full issue

Tosgaire na Gàidhlig 2017

The Gaelic Ambassador Award for 2017 was presented to Janet MacDonald, Tobermory, by Depute First Minister John Swinney, at the start of the Mòd in Lochaber. The award, from the Scottish Government, was first presented in 2008. Each year, the recipient receives a unique award, usually with a connection to the Mòd venue for that year. This year’s trophy was created by stained glass artist Elizabeth Skea, who is based in Neilston Mill in Glasgow. She uses antique mouth-blown glass, and has designed an artistic impression of “Sunset over Beinn Nibheis” ... more in the full issue

Janet is pictured with her award - Photo © Graham Hood