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Bunessan News and Calendar

Bunessan & Ross of Mull Calendar and News

If you wish material put into the calendar please contact us via the Contact page with your e-mail address and we will get back to you with an e-mail contact for the person who is maintaining the site. This rather devious method has been brought about by the spammers who have been targeting e-mail addresses on the site. The previous Bordernet contact address with Charlie has been stopped. In ... [more]


ROMHC Re-opens

The Ross of Mull Historical Centre reopens for the 2017 season on Monday 3rd April. 10am to 4pm weekdays. ... [more]


Oban to Craignure Ferry Timetable

This is the complete timetable for Calmac Ferries Calmac Ferry Timetable Oban to Craignure is: Winter Timetable Summer Timetable ... [more]


Wildlife Contact List

To book an Eagle Hide Trip: 01680 812556 RSPB: 01680300387 Dead or injured otter: North Mull - Jane Stevens 07710408814 South Mull - Nigel Burch - 07900918857 Otter Sightings:Mull Otter Group Whale & Dolphin Strandings: Alive: - 01825 765546 Dead: 07979 245893 or 01463 243030 Whale Sightings:Whale Sightings or 01688302620. ... [more]


Mull Eagle Watch Hide to Reopen on 11th April

Mull Eagle Watch Monday to Friday from 11th April till late summer 2017 This is a VisitScotland 5 star Wildlife Visitor Attraction. Mull Eagle Hide is open from 11th April 2017 We're running trips from two viewing hides again! Mull Eagle Watch will be running daily trips to view White-tailed eagles from two viewing hides on land owned by the local communities. Glen Seilisdei ... [more]


Ross of Mull Croileagan .

Ross of Mull Croileagan (Gaelic Parent and Toddler Group) meets in Creich Hall, Fionnphort on Wednesdays at 10.30am. Contact is: Janet MacDonald of the Mull and Iona Gaelic partnership on 01688 302351 ... [more]


Gaelic Classes

Gaelic Classes at Intermediate Level are held in the Coastguard Building at Fionnphort on Wednesdays from 3.45pm till 5.45pm. The tutor is Eleanor MacDougall with whom booking must be made. e-mail: Eleanor MacDougall ... [more]



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Open Gardens in the Ross of Mull, Iona and Beyond

From Friday 26th May until Monday 29th May Gardens in the Ross, Iona and beyond will be open to the public. Tickets detailing the event are available from: Pennyghael Arms, Bunessan Bakehouse, Argyll Arms, Keel Row, The Ferry Shop and the Craft Shop (on Iona). ... [more]


Staffa Seawatching Evening with Ranger Service

Wednesday 7th June – Staffa Seawatching Evening Join the ranger service and the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in association with Turus Mara for a special evening trip to the island of Staffa. We’ll look out for marine mammals and birds during the journey, and from the clifftops, also spending time at the puffin colony. Cost: £30 per person, cash only on the day Meet: Ulva Ferry Ti ... [more]


Staffa Seawatching Evening with Ranger Service

Wednesday 14th June – Staffa Seawatching Evening Join the ranger service and the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in association with Turus Mara for a special evening trip to the island of Staffa. We’ll look out for marine mammals and birds during the journey, and from the clifftops, also spending time at the puffin colony. Cost: £30 per person, cash only on the day Meet: Ulva Ferry T ... [more]


Camas Open Day

Sunday 18th June from 11am till 4pm. Come down the track for an afternoon of tea, cake and activities! Have a go at Kayaking and Abseiling, a walk around our garden and woodlands and arts and crafts with our Camas volunteers. Track leaves the Bunessan to Fionnphort road just past the Ardfenaig garage. Wear stout footwear for the mile walk down the track. Camas: 01681 700367 Camas ... [more]


Iona Wildflower Wander

Wednesday 28th June – Iona Wildflower Wander A gentle walk with local resident Joyce Watson and ranger Emily Wilkins, exploring a range of habitats on this beautiful island. Time: 10.45am-1pm Meet: NTS notice board at the top of the pier on Iona Booking: Recommended, 01681 700659 or 07717581405 Costs for most events are: Adults £8, Children £4 and family group (2A and 2C £20) ... [more]


Carsaig coastal walk with Ranger Service

Wednesday 12th July – Carsaig coastal walk Join the ranger service to explore this stunning coastal landscape below cliffs, with plenty of wildflowers, waterfalls, native woodland and seashore habitats. Spot seals and potentially other marine mammals, perhaps an eagle will make an appearance too! You might like to bring a picnic to enjoy after the walk. Time: 10am-1pm Meet: Car-sharing en ... [more]


Staffa Puffins Drop-in

Wednesday 19th July – Staffa puffins drop-in Make your own way to the island with one of the local boat operators and find the ranger on the island throughout the day to answer your questions about Staffa’s puffin colony. Further info: 01681 700659 or 07717581405 ... [more]


Practical Plants Activity Day

Wednesday 26th July – Practical Plants Activity Day Hands-on workshops and demonstrations about practical uses of plants including folklore, arts and crafts, wild food foraging and cooking. Also walks, talks, a children’s drop-in activity centre, and cafe. This year will have some familiar events and some brand new. Please call 07717581405 or email ewilkins@nts.org.uk for further details or ... [more]


Bunessan Biodiversity drop-in

Wednesday 2nd August – Bunessan Biodiversity drop-in Meet the ranger in the grounds of the Ross of Mull Historical Centre to investigate what’s flowering, singing, flying, creeping or crawling in the mini wildflower meadow, amongst the trees or on the stone walls of the old mill. We’ll set a (harmless) moth trap overnight so come at 10am if you are interested in seeing what we’ve found! Time ... [more]


One Planet Picnic

Wednesday 9th August – One Planet Picnic Enjoy a walk at Tireragan nature reserve and perhaps a beautiful sandy beach, for a One Planet Picnic! Are you up for the challenge of preparing your packed lunch with as much local, organic, seasonal, ethical produce as possible? You could check out Mull’s great local producers for meat, cheese, jams, chutneys, salad, bread or biscuits, or try a recipe ... [more]


Erraid Adventure

Wednesday 23rd August – Erraid Adventure A walk exploring the natural and cultural history of this tidal island (setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’), with options to stop off at the seal colony, lighthouse observatory and a beautiful sandy beach. Time: 11am-3pm Meet: Knockvologan farm Bring: a packed lunch and drink, waterproofs, footwear with ankle support (as some of the r ... [more]


Bunessan Show 2017

Bunessan Show will be held on Friday 4th August at Bunessan School. Full Show Schedule will be available from: Round and About ... [more]


News and Regular Events

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Saturday Afternoon Knitting Group

Changing location weekly, but always on the Ross or Iona, sometimes at a public eatery, sometimes at private homes. Anyone is welcome - you don't even have to knit, just be willing to listen to a lot of "wool talk". Contact Katrina 01681 700161 ... [more]


"Columba's Iona - a New History"

In May 2013 it will be exactly 1450 years since the arrival on Iona of Columba, the imperious and energetic Irishman of royal descent who founded its famous monastery and became Scotland’s best known Celtic saint. To celebrate this important anniversary, Iona Cathedral Trust has commissioned a new book by the historian Rosalind K. Marshall. Using a wide variety of sources and taking into accoun ... [more]


Round and About

The new website for all your up to date information and news on Mull and Iona can be found at: Round and About ... [more]


Zumba in Bunessan

Zumba is happening in: Bunessan Hall on Tuesdays 7pm till 8pm. Details from: Carol: 07776 481002 ... [more]


The Ross of Mull Singers

Meeting in Bunessan Baptist Church on Mondays at 7.30pm till 9pm. New season starts on Monday 11th January 2016 New Season with New songs, and new members most welcome. Details from Ian Tibbetts (01681 700279) ... [more]


Scottish and English Country Dancing in Creich Hall

Scottish and English Country Dancing including some ceilidh dancing, in Creich Hall, Fionnphort, on Tuesday evenings at 8pm. The more the merrier. Details from Elvyn Blomfield (01681 700398). ... [more]


National Trust Survey on Iona - Result

To read the report of the geophuysical survey around Iona Abbey: NTS Survey ... [more]


Mull and Iona Gaelic Partnership - Gaelic Classes

Co-Roinn Ghàidhlig Mhuile & Idhe will be running a series of gaelic Classes in various venues and at different levels starting in October. Interested parties from the Ross and Iona should contact Eleanor MacDougall on 01681 700780 or Jane Brunton 01681 700408. ... [more]


Island Prayer Group

Prayer Meeting at Salen Christians from most of the churches on Mull and Iona gather for prayer in An Dorus. Pier Road, Salen from 11am till 12noon on the first and third Thursday of the month. We are praying for you, why not come and join us ... [more]


Yoga at Iona and Creich

Weekly Classes: Mondays in Creich Hall: 6pm Beginners 7.30pm all levels Saturdays in Iona Library: 10.30am till 11.30am Private and small group classes by arrangement. For further details: Zoe: 01681 700181 ... [more]


Coffee Mornings in Bunessan Church

Every Friday morning from 10.30 till 12.30 you will be made very welcome to join in a Coffee Morning. ... [more]


Mull Community Council Minutes

Minutes of the meetings of Mull Community Council are now to be found on their website at: Mull Community Council Website ... [more]


Kilvickeon Phase 2 Proposals

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Rev Ian G Grainger - an Appreciation

REV. IAN G. GRAINGER (10th April 1925 – 9th August 2009) Ian was called to the Linked Charge of Maxton with Newtown St Boswells in 1985. A late entrant to the ministry, this was his first and only charge. Born in Newcastle, Ian had a life-long involvement with the church – initially with the Methodist church, his father being a Methodist lay preacher. A civil engineer by profession, his work ... [more]


Rena Grainger - late of Ardtun

GRAINGER Rena Grainger, (nee Georgina Polson). Peacefully on July 17, 2014, at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, after a short illness. Funeral service was held at Avonbridge Parish Church, on Monday, July 21, 2014. Burial was held at Suidhe Cemetery, Bunessan Isle of Mull, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Donations if wished to Alzheimers Scotland. Now with her beloved Ian. ... [more]


Kilpatrick Burial Ground Recorded

John Clare, research assistant at the Ross of Mull Historical Centre, has just completed the draft of the Monumental Inscriptions in Kilpatrick Burial Ground, Bunessan. He is very interested in adding to the information on the families of those interred there, and anyone with possible additional material is invited to contact him. John hopes to be able to record further burial grounds in the a ... [more]


Iona becomes a Fairtrade Island.

On 12th January Iona became a Fairtrade Island. To qualify for Fairtrade Island status, Iona had to show that: 1. The local council had passed a resolution supporting fairtrade. 2. A range of Fairtrade products was readily available in local shops and cafes. 3. Fairtrade products were in use by a number of local workplaces and community organisations. 4. The campaign was being actively pro ... [more]


Bunessan Primary School has Twinned with Osuwinna Primary School Sri Lanka

After many trials and tribulations and with the help of Helplanka, Bunessan Primary has found the perfect school with which to twin. The school has 84 pupils of primary age, three teachers and is in the village of Tissa which is a fishing village with some tourism. On Tsunami Day, almost a year ago now, many adults were away at the local market and did not survive, leaving many orphans. T ... [more]



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Last Update: 26/05/2017

Bunessan News and Calendar