Ulva Ferry Affordable Housing – Phase 2

MICT is committed to supporting those in housing need across our islands, and this includes our plans for further affordable housing at Ulva Ferry.  We are excited to be planning 4 houses, which will be offered for long-term rent to those in housing need.  As previously, the houses will be very energy efficient to ensure low heating bills for tenants. Plans are still at an early stage, as we carry out site investigation works on two plots of land at Ulva Ferry in community ownership, but we hope to start building…

Aros Park Walled Garden Update

This really is going to be one heck of a project. The progress we have made in the last few months has been really encouraging. For a start, we now have permission from Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to start work, plus they are very supportive of what we are doing and are willing to help wherever they can. With great thanks to an island resident who just happens to have been a walled garden designer in the past, we now have a design layout for the…

Rethink Mess Spring Update

The ReThink MESS project has been running from April last year and will run until April 2020. We received grant funding from the Scottish Governments Climate Challenge Fund. Our Community fridge is going well with 283kg being redistributed or composted since the start of 2019. This would otherwise have gone to landfill, producing methane as it breaks down. This is a great success, and we hope to be saving even more as the 2019 season springs into action. We have also just sent out leaflets and fridge magnets to all the…

Ulva Ferry Shore Facilities Project Update

Over the past 8 months, we have been continuing to work on Phase 2 of the waterfront development at Ulva Ferry – to improve the visitor – and local – experience and services, provide economic benefit to the area and sustain and help develop business opportunities. We have recently been awarded funding from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) for the proposed car park improvements, the 3 motor home stances and chemical waste disposal point and Ulva car park resurfacing works and this should help with congestion and motorhome management in the…

Tobermory Light Industrial Park Update

Credit: Barry Whenman, Tobermory Light Industrial Park progress from above With the recent spell of drier weather, our contractor, TSL Contractors have been able to surge ahead with work on site, with the site layout clearly visible in this aerial photo recently taken by our director, Barry Whenman. This site has been developed to provide storage and premises for individuals, community groups and new and expanding businesses. Once complete, the site will provide self storage options, fenced compounds, 8 x 30m2…

Investment Opportunity

An Opportunity to Invest in the Sustainable Future of Mull We are offering the opportunity to directly support acommunity development which will facilitate economic growth for our community. Tobermory Light Industrial Park was first conceived when MICT was approached in 2007 by a local businessman who needed more storage for his business. He quickly gathered the details of 12 other individuals andbusinesses who required more storage or dedicated small business premises. MICT purchased the 0.8-hectare site near Tobermory in March 2016 and has secured funding for phase 1 development of…

Volunteer Assistant Ranger

We are looking for a volunteer assistant ranger for 3 months full time beginning early June. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and experience in nature conservation and rangering. The role involves assisting with varied tasks over a number of island sites, including wildlife survey work, delivery of education projects and public events programme, providing information to visitors, practical maintenance tasks. Accommodation and some travel costs will be covered. You must show enthusiasm for wildlife and the great outdoors. Some knowledge/experience in the…