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July issue 2014

First Whale Week

HWDT is happy to say that Whale Week has been a great success! We are delighted that so many people joined us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. In total, approximately 250 tourists and locals were actively involved in the week’s festivities, with some of the most popular events being the evening presentations. With a number of different guest speakers, the THA was consistently packed with people from all backgrounds, interested to learn more about HWDT and current research on both humpback and killer whales in the North Atlantic. In addition to these, numerous people climbed on board to investigate and explore both Silurian (HWDT’s research vessel) and Celtic Mist, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group’s research vessel, after IWDG sailed to Tobermory from Rathlin Island especially to join in the festivities... more in the full issue

Gigamull – Broadband Project

A community led initiative to provide Next Generation Broadband for Mull and Iona and other Argyll Isles.
Since our last press release in January, the scope of the Gigamull project for Mull and Iona has increased significantly. Under the guidance of Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), the project now includes Lismore, Luing, Jura, Colonsay, Islay, Craignish and Appin. The reason for this is to increase the number of subscribers to the network thereby increasing the financial viability of the project by sharing fixed infrastructure costs amongst a larger customer base. The project will be known as the Argyll Isles Community Broadband Project (AICBP).
CBS have encouraged Gigamull to take the lead on the AICBP as we have the largest population and therefore the greatest capacity to do so – this is amply demonstrated by the strength of the volunteer members of the steering group... more in the full issue

Ferry Timetable Improvements!

A business initiative led by Andy Knight of TSL in association with other business representatives has achieved a proposal for the main Mull ferry to berth in Craignure overnight, enabling a 7am sailing to Oban Tuesday – Friday and a 6pm sailing back to Mull every weekday evening.
This would be a huge step forward in giving islanders the option of commuting to the mainland, and would aid local businesses who operate on ‘both sides of the water’... more in the full issue