Plans to build a micro gin distillery on Mull have been given the green light by planners.
It’s being built by the family behind Whitetail Gin, currently made in London using water and botanicals from the Tiroran estate. And the plan is to create a new product, Isle of Mull Gin. Continue reading “Gin distillery gets go ahead”
The annual Mendelssohn on Mull festival will run from Sunday July 1 – Saturday July 7. Continue reading “Mendellssohn on Mull 2018”
This year’s gala will run from Friday July 20 to Friday August 3. Continue reading “Ross of Mull & Iona Gala”
Mull Eagle Watch will be hosted at Dervaig and at Craignure Golf Course for the 2018 season. Continue reading “Mull Eagle Watch spreads its wings”
Scottish Land Fund has approved a £4,415,200 grant for a community buy out of Ulva.
It’s the biggest award allocated by the fund and its first towards buying an island. Negotiations with Ulva’s private owner are now underway. Continue reading “£4.4m grant for Ulva buyout”
Visiting Staffa? access to the world-famous Fingal’s Cave will be limited this spring.
Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland says that concrete walkway which provides entry to the cave has been damaged by violent winter storms. As a result, entry to the cave on foot will not be possible.
Continue reading “Fingal’s Cave – closed due to storm damage”
Have you been watching BBC2’s This Farming Life featuring Janet and Alistair Taylor on Mull?
The couple, who rent a small farm near Bunessan, keep 140 sheep, 20 Highland cattle, ducks, a goose, and nine dogs. They started up the farm about five years ago.
The BAFTA-award winning TV series follows the struggles and triumphs of six different farming families in some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote landscapes.
If you missed series two, it’s still showing on BBCiPlayer although early episodes are only available for the next few days.
Photo: the BBC
Could Ulva be repopulated? That’s the hope of North West Mull Community Woodland Company, which is leading a community buy-out bid for the island.
The sale of the island by owner Jamie Howard has been halted by Scottish ministers to allow bid, which would be part-financed by public funds from the national-lottery-backed Scottish Land Fund, which gives residents rights to buy local land, forests and buildings. Continue reading “Community buy-out bid blocks Ulva sale”
A new London dry gin, made with hand-harvested native Mull botanicals such as heather, sea kelp and pine needles, is now on sale from the Tiroran estate.
Whitetail- named after the island’s famous sea eagles – is being made with Thames Distillers in London and distilled using water freshly sourced from Tiroran’s private spring (said to have mythical healing powers) .
You can buy it online – at £38 a bottle plus £4 shipping – or from the Whitetail licensed shop, one mile from the Tiroran Forest eagle hide.
Torosay Castle gardens are opening to the public on the first Sunday of the month, until October.
Admission is by free donation to local charities.
Dogs on leads are welcome.