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We are an independent monthly magazine established in 1991,
serving the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva and the surrounding area.
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October issue 2019

Mull & Iona Mòd 2019

We were delighted to welcome over 300 competitors as well as 12 junior and 10 senior choirs to the Mull & Iona Provincial Mòd this year, on the 13th and 14th of September. This year we have received the highest number of competitors that any of us can remember, which has been brilliant for the mòd, but has come with its own challenges for the committee! The increased numbers meant that we needed more adjudicators than normal, as well as more venues, and we have all felt the loss of MacGochans, both as a competition venue and a social venue! We were grateful to have been able to use the Parish Church and Hall, as well as rooms in the MacDonald Arms and Taigh Solais, in addition to our regular venues in Aros Hall, the Masonic Hall and the Free Church ... more in the full issue

Photo: The children enjoyed singing on Tobermory beach - Photo © The Oban Times

Parking Charges Scrapped!

We at R&A were pleased in early September to receive a press release from Argyll & Bute Council stating that 'Argyll and Bute Council’s Chief Executive has apologised to local communities on Mull and Iona for a flawed parking-management exercise.' However it was disappointing to read that according to the council the only flaw was that the people of Iona were not consulted. We have yet to learn in what way the people of Mull were involved, as so far the council has not released details of any public consultation, and we are not aware of one having taken place.
Whatever the background to the hated 'Traffic Regulation Order' (introducing hefty charges at long stay carparks at the ferry ports as well as Ledaig in Tobermory), this has now been revoked by the Area Committee on recommendation from Chief Executive Cleland Sneddon. It should be pointed out that this was only achieved after both Iona and Mull Community Councils, with support from Mull & Iona Community Trust and assistance from Govan Law Centre, had threatened Argyll & Bute Council with court action... more in the full issue

Photo: Best Sheep and Supreme Champion: Emma MacDougall of Tobermory with her 2-shear homebred Cheviot ewe

Community Purchase of Bendoran Site

South West Mull and Iona Development purchases shoreside site for seaweed farm
South West Mull and Iona Development (SWMID) are delighted to announce the success of an application to the Scottish Land Fund for a grant to purchase a shoreside site at Bendoran on the Ross of Mull for the long-term economic benefit of local people.
SWMID has ambitious plans to develop a community owned seaweed farm with shoreside processing at the 2 acre site, as well as provide space for a water-sports centre run by a social enterprise, a boat maintenance facility and moorings for local fishermen and visiting yachts ... more in the full issue