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March issue 2020

Fèis Mhuile 2020

This year's Fèis weekend was held in Bunessan from 7th-9th February. The event caters for all ages with Fèis Bheag for 3 to 7 year olds, children from P3 upwards being offered two choices of music lessons over the weekend and this year adults were also offered classes in drumming and singing. Learners came from all over the island and beyond - travelling from as far as Glasgow this year!
The weekend started with a cracking informal Ceilidh in the Argyll Arms on Friday night. Unfortunately some of the tutors were delayed thanks to storm Ciara disrupting ferries, but everyone still made it to Bunessan on the late boat. The fantastic music provided by Iain, Hannah and Sileas made for a great night... more in the full issue

Photo shows Archie Johnston playing at the Fèis concert

Shannon wins Top Award

The FilmG Awards 2020 awards ceremony was held at The Old Fruitmarket on 14th February, with filmmakers from across the nation picking up a coveted FilmG trophy in front of hundreds of Gaelic's creative stars.
The title of Best Film went to Shannon NicIlleathain of Tobermory, who scooped the £1,000 prize with her delightful documentary, Seònaid, which looks at the life of Janet MacDonald,who has spent her life supporting the Gaelic language on Mull. Shannon had also received a nomination in the Film Dùthchais as Fheàrr category.

Photo © Film G

Every Little Helps

Scotland, along with the rest of the UK, is facing a shortage of tree saplings. This is especially true for native tree species. Crucially new woodlands have an essential part to play in helping to mitigate some of the effects of climate change. Can Mull play a small part in helping to redress this shortage of trees?
Following an inspirational visit to Dundreggan, a centre of excellence tree nursery, Mull Native Woodlands Group (MNWG) believes it can and now is the time for direct action. With the guidance of Mull and Iona Community Trust and the generous offer of a parcel of land for lease from Forest and Land Scotland, MNWG has drawn up plans to create a Community Tree Nursery. These plans have received a significant boost with the awarding of a grant of £19501 from EB Scotland. The group is also very grateful to TSL for its practical in-kind contribution... more in the full issue