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August issue 2014

The ‘Other’ Games!

While most of the world’s eyes were on Glasgow and the Commonwealth games, Erray Park in Tobermory hosted the Annual Mull Highland Games. Glorious weather greeted spectators and competitors as the assembled outside the distillery for the traditional march up to the field, led by the Chieftain of the Games Sir Lachlan MacLean of Duart and Morvern.
All the traditional events found at a Highland Games were on offer, including Lightweight and Heavyweight athletics, Piping and Highland dancing. This year saw the inclusion of a new Heavyweight event – the Galleon cannonball. An actual cannonball from the Spanish Galleon, found in the bay was thrown in any style in an open event... more in the full issue

Concern over GP cover

In last month’s R&A it was reported that seemingly in spite of the fact that the 2 doctors at the Bunessan practice are both leaving in September, the posts had still not been advertised. NHS Highland has now finally confirmed this to be the case. A further cause for concern is the fact that the Tobermory GPs have decided to opt out of the 24-hour service they currently supply, with effect from October ... more in the full issue

Mendelssohn on Mull

This year’s Mendelssohn on Mull festival did not disappoint in offering the opportunity to listen to outstanding music played with professionalism.
Artistic Director Levon Chilingirian had chosen works from different ends of the scale of chamber music – ranging from Bach to Shostakovich, from Mozart to Janacek. This year the R&A team managed to hear all of the groups, and this only went to emphasise the diversity of the pieces, some of which would challenge any pre-conceptions anyone had about classical music... more in the full issue

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