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March issue 2015

Fèis Mhuile

After a lapse of 10 years, Fèis Mhuile took place on 13th & 14th February, returning to Bunessan where it all started 20 years ago.
The weekend kicked off with the Tutors Cèilidh in the Argyll Arms hotel on Thursday evening and it was great to see so many people out supporting the Fèis.
Over 40 children attended Fèis Mhuile over the weekend with the older children receiving tuition in various disciplines with Iain Cameron (accordion/shinty), Murdo Ewan Cameron (guitar), Allan Henderson (fidd le/pipes), Alasdair Murray (drums/chanter) and local tutors Kirsten Bennett (step dancing), Alasdair Whyte (singing/guitar) and Ross Wilson (keyboard).
Younger children attended Fèis Bheag, and those aged 5, 6 & 7 had lots of fun with Sgioba G led by Vicky MacLean & Kirsty MacKinnon. Jennifer Johnston looked after the 3 & 4 year olds and also led a Book Bug session... more in the full issue

Photo © Richard Kellett (www.richardkellettphotography.com)


New Ferry Project

A local Company is proposing an exciting new project in the shape of a brand new ferry which would ply the route between Craignure and Oban, alternating sailings with the CalMac boat. The proposal has already won the support of Mull Community Council and MICT. It is now the intention to take this proposal to the new 'Minister for Transport and Islands', Derek Mackay.
First, however, the widest possible mandate is being sought from the community to go ahead with this project - you can express support or make suggestions to:
james.knight1@btconnect.com, or phone James on 01680 812167 and he will talk you through the proposals. An Outline Business Plan is also available on request ... more in the full issue


Medal success for Molly

A young athlete from Mull excelled at the National Indoor Championships held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday, 15th February returning with a gold medal to add to her already large number of awards at national and district competitions.
Fourteen year old Molly Reade from Tobermory, a member of Mull Athletic Club, won gold in the Under 15s high jump clearing 1.55metres which equalled her PB and narrowly failed at 1.60m ... more in the full issue