Welcome to Round & About
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.
Deadline for submissions, advertising etc - usually 19th of the previous month.
Date of issue normally the last day of the preceding month.
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March issue 2014
Isle of Mull Coastal Rowing
Mull’s first community rowing skiff is due to be launched on Saturday March 15th. Crewed by teams of four rowers and a cox, these light, fast boats, built by local communities, have become extremely popular not just around Scotland where they originated but elsewhere in the UK and overseas too.
Our boat, to be named Eala Bhan - White Swan - is hull number 79 but once all the boats currently in build have been completed we can expect around 95 to be afloat in Scottish waters alone in the coming season... more in the full issue
Photo supplied by John Addy
The Search for Spanish Gold!
A team of divers was due to arrive on Mull as Round & About went to press to begin a new search for ancient Spanish gold.
We reported last month that the 13th Duke of Argyll has contracted divers to search for a £30million treasure trove which is reputed to be lying in the murky depths of Tobermory bay.
But Matthew French, Director of The Poop Company, Somerset, which is undertaking the search, has now revealed that the Duke will not be the sole beneficiary if any treasure is found... more in the full issue
Mince & Tattie Championship
A Tobermory resident has been crowned ‘World Mince and Tattie Champion’, in the 11th Annual Mince and Tatties Championship, held in the Mishnish Hotel in Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Photo copyright AJ MacLeod
Entrants have to prepare and plate up their own dish of mince and tatties. Strict anonymity is enforced in order that the judges’ decision is totally impartial. Entrants travel from all over the world to enter, many coincide their holiday with the event. This year, there were 26 Entrants.
Newly crowned World Mince and Tattie Champion John Norman, a resident of Tobermory said “This is my 7th year of entering; I’m glad my hard work and persistence have paid off finally” ... more in the full issue
Photo copyright AJ MacLeod