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May issue 2013
New Initiative Proposed
(Ed’s note: As reported in last month’s R&A, Andrew Kain has taken it upon himself to prepare an alternative to the rejected BIDS proposal, with support from many island businesses. His progress is outlined in the article below. Watch this space for further developments on this front.)
I would like first to thank those who have written and emailed me since the last edition of R&A and all those with whom I have talked - I do appreciate your time. It seems clear to me that there is no quick fix and there are many views as to what should be done to promote Mull, and Iona. It is also the case that division persists as to what approach should be taken and what the focus should be on.
A number of us now believe there is a solution. This can create an effective platform to enable powerful lobbying and productive engagement in the economies of these Islands including adding value to the tourist experience in a sustainable way. It will be a solution which can involve everyone without a dominant control or a narrow focus. Indeed, within a relatively short time, and appropriate drive, it could radically change the immediate situation.
... more in the full issue
Bunessan Easter Runs
On Easter Sunday, a decent sized and enthusiastic crowd gathered around Bunessan’s fire station, despite the chill wind that seems to have been with us for ages, to cheer on the runners, adults and children, participating in the annual Bunessan Road Runs. This year the event was sponsored by Mull’s own ‘ Island Bakery, Organics’... more in the full issue
Otter Group up and running!
Following a fantastic turnout of 25 people at the first meeting of MOG on 23 March and a discussion covering a wide range of topics, we went straight to work.
We’ve already been called to several otter-related incidents, the latest being the road death of a lactating female leaving an orphaned cub or cubs, an incident that is ongoing as I write. Mortality on our roads is undoubtedly a major concern and one we’re addressing as a priority... more in the full issue
Photo of orphaned otter cub by Stuart Gibson