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We are an independent monthly magazine established in 1991,
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January issue 2020

Santa Dash 2019

Great turnout on 22nd December for the Santa Dash in perfect winter weather - sunny of course! A big thank you to you all for supporting the event and also to RNLI, Mull 1st Aiders and all the Marshall's, Mac Arms for mulled wine and mince pies. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

The Santas line up at Tobermory Town Clock for the big Dash. Photo by Jackie Parker

Benefitting from Benedetti

2019 turned out to be a challenging year for Mull Music Makers. At the start of the year we found out that we had lost our core funding. This came as a shock and left us halfway through our year’s music programme with no funds to continue. Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) have supported us for the past 6 years to run Mull Music Makers, a project which raises funds to bring tutors to the island each month. Children learn music through song, movement, performance and violin/fiddle tuition.
Desperate to keep things going, we launched a Crowdfunder campaign and put a call out to the local community for help. The response was overwhelming. Within 48 hours we had raised half of what we needed, and we successfully reached our target of £5000 in 28 days.... more in the full issue

Nepal Trip

In April 2015, the Kathmandu valley was hit by an enormous earthquake. Two days later, all but three houses of the village of Langtang were obliterated by an avalanche from a glacier high above killing almost 300 people including many foreign trekkers. Around this time, there were two Australians, Banjo and Ro, working with Chris Reade at Sgriob-ruadh. Banjo knew the area well having lived with the Syangba family in and around Langtang and was concerned about what had happened to the family. He, Ro and Chris went out later that year to see what they could do to help.
This was the start of Chris’s involvement with Nepal and many people from Mull will remember the Curry Nights in the Glass Barn to raise money for essential equipment and to help the building of houses for the family in the surrounding area of the new village of Langtang.
In November Chris went for the fourth time to Nepal ... more in the full issue