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We are an independent monthly magazine established in 1991,
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August issue 2015

Open Fank

On 9th July R&A attended the opening of the ‘Fank Art & Heritage Site’ in Lettermore Forest, timed to coincide with the ‘Festimull’ series of events and workshops staged by Comar.
This was a happy afternoon of celebrating what has been achieved in this space, which until recently was simply a disused fank on Forestry Commission land, gradually falling into disrepair. As we stood chatting and drinking Pimm’s (I kid you not!), then listening to speeches from those involved, we admired what was the culmination of 3 years’ work... more in the full issue

Photo by Sarah Darling


Debut Album From Sorren

We can all be proud of the progress Sorren Maclean from the Ross of Mull is making in his career as a musician, and it's particularly pleasing to know that he's still resident on the island. His first full length album 'Winter Stay Autumn' is out now.
Following from his EP Way Back Home, released in March 2015, Winter Stay Autumn is a highly anticipated culmination of original material written and performed by Sorren, backed by his band, at Celtic Connections, as part of his commission with the music festival’s prestigious New Voices programme.... more in the full issue


Ferry Proposal

Those involved in the proposal to set up an independent ferry company on the island, which would run an additional vessel on the Oban/Craignure route, were invited to the July Community Council meeting in order to expound their plans.
John MacDonald of Tobermory began by outlining the background to the proposal. Given the Scottish Government’s commitment to extend ‘RET’ to Mull in the winter of 2015 and to provide a ‘2-ship service’ on the Oban/Craignure route from 2016, it was felt that CalMac’s proposals would not result in resilience of service, in the winter especially, and that rather than wait for what is given us, which may not be suitable to our needs, we as an island could provide a ship on which we would have influence... more in the full issue