Brand New Recycling Project!

More MESS & Waste Less Learn more about: Where you can access local recycling facilities and what materials can be recycled on Mull Where you can gain support to upcycle waste materials and compost How to take part in an island wide competition to divert waste from landfill Support for local businesses to tackle waste The Mull and Iona Community Trust project, More MESS & Waste LESS has been awarded a grant of £55,428* from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. The project will provide education and practical demonstrations to show that waste materials are a valuable community asset that can provide environmental…

Exciting Childcare News

As part of the Mull and Iona Community Trust’s commitment to establish the demand and need for more childcare provision, we are excited to be working with Argyll and Bute Council to offer extended childcare at Tobermory Pre 5 Unit during term time and school holidays. This is part of the Scottish Governments Early Learning and Childcare Trials which will test a variety of models for delivering 1140 hours free childcare. We are currently in the process of registering our childcare service ‘Mini Muileachs’ and will shortly be recruiting, in time for the trials to…

New Deputy General Manager

We are very happy to welcome our brand new Deputy General Manager, Dot Stewart, to the team. “I am delighted to have taken up the new post of Deputy General Manager for Mull and Iona Community Trust. Originally from Livingston, I came to Mull in 2003 to work at the Camas Outdoor Centre. I was meant to stay 6 months, but found it hard to leave and ended up staying 6 years! I’ve lived on Iona since 2009, where I managed the St Columba Hotel and I’m also a member of the Ross of Mull Coastguard…

Mull Eagle Watch 2017

Monday 10th March 2017 It’s the start of the new Mull Eagle Watch season tomorrow! Rachel French will be leading tours at the West Ardhu site (North West Mull Community Woodland Company in Dervaig and Meryl Varty will be at Glen Seilideir leading tours at Tiroran Community Forest. To book a place on a tour at either hide, please call the Craignure Visitor Information Centre on 01680 812556. You can keep up with the ranger blog here: www.mulleaglewatch.com/blog www.mulleaglewatch.com  (Image courtesy of Ewan Miles)

New Project & Job Vacancy!

6th March 2017 We’re really pleased to be able to announce a new project thanks to a grant award from the Climate Challenge Fund We aim to provide education and practical demonstrations to show that waste materials are a valuable community asset that can provide environmental and economic benefits to the islands. Hopefully, this will involve closed working with the Council to further improve recycling provision on the islands. We are recruiting for a full time project officer for this project, full details can be found on our vacancies page  It’s also great to see the Iona Renewables Group has…

Scottish Thistle Awards 2017

17th March 2017 The Mull Eagle Watch team attended the final of the Scottish Thistle Awards in Edinburgh last night having being nominated in the Innovation in Tourism category. There were only 2 wildlife nominations for the whole event, Mull Eaagle Watch and Ecoventures at Cromarty who we sadly lost out too – but it was a great achievement to make it to the Final and fantastic to see a picture of a white tailed eagle on the big screen. What a great end to the year – 2…