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April issue 2018

Scotland's Chair in Mull & Iona

Just over a month ago I selected at random a dining chair from the MESS poly tunnel at Craignure. It could have been one of many. From this innocuous start, the chair has now travelled around Mull and Iona and has been photographed at many locations.
Why? Because this chair is now Scotland's chair and will join 119 other chairs from countries around the world in November as part of the Belgian centennial commemoration of the ending of The First World War... more in the full issue

The chair at Loch Uisg. Photo by Nic Broomhead

Ulva Buyout awarded Grant

On 19th March we received the wonderful news that our application to the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) has been approved by the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham. Under the Land Reform Act, we already have the right to buy all of the estate apart from Ardalum House for £4,241,000 and the SLF grant award of up to £4,415,200 means we can now open negotiations and make a fair and serious offer for the whole estate.
This marks a hugely significant step, not only for Ulva but also more broadly for North West Mull. Our top priority is to renovate the existing buildings and provide secure leases for present and new residents and businesses. We aim to have 20 or more people living on Ulva within two or three years, rising to as many as 50 or more in time as new houses are built. Social and economic development of Ulva will bring benefits to the neighbouring communities on Mull... more in the full issue

Limited Access to Fingal's Cave

Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is warning visitors to Staffa that access to the world-famous Fingal’s Cave will be limited this spring.
The concrete walkway which provides entry to the cave has been damaged by violent winter storms. As a result, entry to the cave on foot will not be possible.
Visitors will be able to view the cave from the entrance and from the sea and will still be able to access Staffa, which is a National Nature Reserve, to enjoy its fantastic puffin colony and amazing views... more in the full issue