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April issue 2019

Ulva Slipway Repairs

By Moira Kerr
Marine Scotland has funded emergency repairs to the community owned Isle of Ulva's slipway.
Repairs to the pier at Ulva Ferry, on Mull, have been completed under the same project which has been funded by a Fishing Harbours Assistance Grant of £38,990 from Marine Scotland.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “This is another illustration of the value of community ownership. The community has quickly carried out the necessary repairs, helping to protect vital access for fishermen, and providing a firm foundation for future work. This demonstrates the importance of the local people being able to make decisions about the stewardship and development of Ulva.” ... more in the full issue

Moira Kerr is a freelance journalist based in Oban and can be contacted by email

Parking Charges Row Continues

Feelings are still running high in both Mull and Iona, as the threat of what are considered to be unreasonably high parking charges in Craignure, Fionnphort and Tobermory has not gone away. Argyll & Bute Council's (A&BC) proposals, contained in Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) 201, have been vigorously opposed by the community, on grounds which include unfairly disadvantaging residents who already have the extra expense of island life to contend with, and negatively impacting on the tourism which is the lifeblood of our economy.
In order to be put into practice the TRO must be agreed by the councillors who serve on our local Area Committee, however the matter was not discussed at that committee's scheduled meeting in March.... more in the full issue

Mull Eagle Watch going for a ‘Double Eagle’

This year the award winning Mull Eagle Watch project will be returning to Craignure Golf Club for a second season of eagle watching, guided walks and wildlife spotting. The signs are hopeful for the pair of white-tailed sea eagles, male Scalla and female Anna, who have made the golf course their home now for many years. They have been building up last year’s nest all winter (where the eggs broke in 2018 after a fight with another sea eagle) and the countdown to this year’s egg laying has begun ... more in the full issue