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serving the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva and the surrounding area.
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January issue 2015

Eggscellent Pantomime!

So Humpty Dumpty was a thoroughly bad egg! Who knew? Certainly in NOMADS’ recent production of ‘Humpty Dumpty and the Magic Wall’ he has thrown in his lot with Salmonella, the wicked witch (who by the way is only interested in her own power trip – she wants the crown to the kingdom of Eggstonia from King Benedict, and is only using poor Humpty, although he’s far too hard-boiled - and eggotistical - to notice…) ... more in the full issue

Photo © AJ Macleod

Rural Watch in Mull & Iona

Police Scotland are currently in the process of setting up the first Island Rural Watch Scheme.
Rural Watch encompasses farms, rural businesses, domestic and holiday properties within the Mull and Iona policing area. The Scheme is being coordinated by Police Scotland and will continue to be rolled out across Argyll, Islands and Highlands. The Isle of Mull and Iona Rural Watch will consist of 4 schemes on the island. One of the main aims of the scheme is to promote continued communication between villagers and the Police, share information, heighten awareness of vulnerabilities and work together to prevent crime ... more in the full issue

Health Review Comment

We at R&A are obviously delighted that, as reported in last month’s issue, the Health Review currently underway has been broadened to cover all aspects of health services on Mull & Iona, following a meeting with Cabinet Minister for Health Alex Neil in October.
In particular the ‘Communications & Engagement Group’ appears to be very active... However it continues to disappoint and frustrate us here at R&A that we are not adequately informed about developments ... more in the full issue