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October issue 2015

Mull Local Mòd 2015

On behalf of the Mull & Iona Provincial Mòd Committee, I would like to thank all of the children and adults who came to compete or provide moral support to competitors over the two days of the Mòd in Tobermory, as well as all of the teachers, tutors, and parents who have worked all year to prepare them. The Mòd was held on the 11th and 12th of September, with the children’s competitions on Friday and adult competitions on Saturday. Competitions included “Action Songs,” choir performances, solo singing, poetry recitations, Gaelic conversations, duets, quartets and folk groups, as well as fiddle, chanter and bagpipe playing.... It was hard to miss the Mòd, for those visitors who happened to be in Tobermory over the weekend. Many shops participated in a competition for the best Mòd themed window display, which was won by the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust shop, for their “Whale Voice Choir.” Small groups of kilted children were to be found all along the Main Street on Friday, often accompanied by hurried looking teachers or parents.... more in the full issue

Photo:Comunn Gaidhealach Mhuile, who won all the junior choral competitions
© Louise Glen Oban Times

Statement from Comar

Following a further positive and constructive meeting between the Shadow Board and Comar on Friday the 18th, and the Shadow Board’s Community Meeting on 22 September 2015, work is now underway to establish a Comar Transition Board.
The Transition Board will comprise Dawn Reade, Sian Scott, Alan Jack and Neil Hutton along with existing Comar Board members Norah Campbell, Duncan MacInnes, Brian Davidson, Elise Kinghorn and Caroline Winn plus an independent Chair. The Transition Board will meet for the first time w/c Mon 28 September.... more in the full issue

Lack of Progress at Health and Care Review Group

There was NO progress made at the Review Group meeting on the 17th September as the Scottish Ambulance Service had not prepared a revised costing of the Community Council Option which had been challenged as incorrect at the July meeting. Until this is prepared using the same parameters as the costing of the status quo and compared along with the costing for the proposed new Hybrid model the whole process is stymied.... more in the full issue