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We are an independent monthly magazine established in 1991,
serving the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva and the surrounding area.
Round & About is compiled and printed on the Isle of Mull.
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December issue 2014

The Big Mull Yomp

It all started with a mad idea between myself and Wayne ‘Hammy’ Hamilton after a few pints following last years Remembrance service. With our shared background in the Royal Marines we thought it would be fitting, and an ideal opportunity to raise some money if we visited every Commonwealth War Grave on Mull, Iona, Ulva and Gometra…by foot!
Fast forward 47 weeks later and I received a phone call from Hammy with the immortal words ‘are we doing this yomp or what?!’ ... more in the full issue

Photo: Wayne and AJ ready for the yomp - © AJ Macleod


Community Broadband Progress

GigaPlus Argyll - a community-led initiative to provide Superfast Broadband for Mull & Iona and other Argyll Isles.
This exciting project continues to make great progress. The procurement process is on schedule, we have a shortlist of 5 contractors who will submit tenders for the new network. We are on target to select and appoint the successful contractor in March 2015.
Our application to register the new company “GigaPlus Argyll limited” as a cooperative with the Financial Conduct Authority will be completed very shortly. The board of directors will be drawn from the project steering group and will represent communities from across the whole project area – Mull, Iona, Lismore, Luing, Colonsay, Jura, Parts of Islay and also the Craignish peninsula. ... more in the full issue


Changes to NHS Review

Following Alex Neil’s visit to Mull as reported in last month’s issue, a press release has been issued by NHS Highland regarding the proposed review of services:
Update following Cabinet Secretary visit to Mull
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Mr Alex Neil and local MSP, Mr Michael Russell recently met (23 October) with representatives from Mull Community Council, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute Council and the Scottish Ambulance Service to discuss various issues including concerns about the delivery of health and social care services on Mull and Iona.  
After a very useful and focussed discussion, agreement was reached that a detailed programme of work with clear timescales would be prepared by Christmas 2014 to address service provision on Mull and Iona both in and out of hours ... more in the full issue