FAQs - Travel and Visiting Mull

Updated: 25th November 2020

 

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We are now in the second wave of Coronavirus infection. What Covid-19 Protection Level has been applied to Mull and surrounding areas?

Level 2.

Mull and its main ferry port, Oban, are both within Argyll and Bute Council. Beginning Monday 2nd November, Argyll and Bute will be in Level 2 of Scotland's new Covid-19 Protection strategy.

Government Guidance and restrictions for all Covid-19 Protection Levels, can be viewed here. Protection Levels for Councils are to be reviewed once a week, so residents and visitors should check this site or the Scottish Government Covid-19 website if they need up-to-date information.

The overall strategy of assigning Protection Levels to each local authority area is expected to hold for the foreseeable future, replacing the Phases that characterized reopening during the first wave of coronavirus infection.

The detailed consequences for life on Mull of being in Protection Level 2  are described in the FAQ's below.  Note that these FAQ's describe what activities are allowed, not which specific businesses or attractions are open on Mull. Always check with businesses as to whether they will be open. A list of attractions, businesses and services that are open can be found here on our site, together with links to other Island information websites.

What are we allowed to do over Christmas?

From December 23rd to 27th, there are looser rules for household gatherings and for travel. Before and after this Christmas period, the current restrictions of Level 2, detailed in the next set of FAQ's below, will apply to Mull.

Here are the rules:

Between 23 and 27 December:

  • you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ composed of people from no more than three households.
  • you can only be in one Christmas bubble.
  • you cannot change your Christmas bubble.
  • you can travel between all Levels, Tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble.
  • you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces.
  • you cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble
  • you can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the Protection Level (Scotland) or Tier (England)  where you are staying. This rule means that you will not all be able to mix as a three-household group in a pub, restaurant or entertainment venue, nor stay in a hotel suite or self-catering accommodation together.

Is Travel restricted to Mull now for visitors (outside of the five day Christmas period)?

Yes. Government Guidance now states that people from UK areas with high Covid-19 caseloads should not travel to Mull for non-essential reasons. See the FAQ's below for details. These travel restrictions will be written into Scottish Law beginning Friday 20th November.

From which areas does Government Guidance restrict travel for visitors to Mull? 

You must not travel to Mull for non-essential reasons if you are coming from:

Areas in Scotland with Covid-19 Protection Levels of 3 or 4

Anywhere in England, Wales or Northern Ireland

or from regions in Wales or Northern Ireland that are in Lockdown.

Note that "essential travel" does not include holidays, visits to friends and family, or visits to second homes. A list of essential travel reasons can be found here.

In her address to the Nation on 29th October, the First Minister emphasized the great importance of this travel guidance for the health and safety of Scotland's communities, like Mull, where Covid-19 levels are currently low. She asked for the travelling public to follow the guidance.

To give but a few examples, visitors from the following cities should not currently visit Mull.

From Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling, Falkirk etc. etc.

From England: Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle etc.

From which areas is unrestricted travel to Mull allowed? 

Scottish visitors residing in areas in Scotland with Covid-19 Protection Levels 0, 1 and 2 only are welcome to visit Mull, following general Scottish Government guidance for keeping our communities healthy and safe.

Foreign visitors who have passed through the14 day arrival quarantine, or are exempt, are welcome.

Please note that access to the Island is limited by ferry capacity (given physical distancing) and the need to protect the health of islanders and visitors. You should check with Calmac, the ferry operator, for sailing times and advice about tickets. Book well in advance if planning any travel to Mull in the future, even a day trip.

When travelling, Scottish Tourism Secretary, Fergus Ewing, says that it is essential that plans are made in advance and checks are done on what facilities are open, like public toilets and car parking availability. "Please ensure you make use of booking systems where available prior to your journey and avoid busy beaches, parks and forests. If you arrive somewhere and it's crowded, it is essential that you try and find another place".

Please also note that hotel and B&B accommodation may still be limited throughout Scotland. So when booking accommodation on Mull, you should also book accommodation for any overnight stays required on your journey here.

If you develop any of the Covid-19 symptoms on your journey to a ferry (no matter how mild) do not board the ferry for Mull, but rather self isolate on the mainland, and call 111 or 0800 028 2816 to request evaluation and testing.

I'm a resident of Mull. Where can I travel to (outside of the five day Christmas period)?

You must not travel for non-essential reasons to areas in Scotland with Covid-19 Protection levels 3 or 4, or anywhere in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Sorry, but "essential travel" does not include holidays, visits to friends and family, or visits to second homes. A list of essential travel reasons can be found here.

In her address to Parliament on 29th October, the First Minister emphasized the great importance of this travel guidance for the health and safety of Scotland's communities, like Mull, where Covid-19 levels are currently low. She asked for the travelling public to follow the guidance and we ask that visitors from the above areas carefully consider the potential impact on our community's health before coming.

To give but a few examples, you should not currently visit the following cities for non-essential reasons.

From Scotland: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling, Falkirk etc. etc.

From England: Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle etc.

How many of my friends and family can my I travel with?

If you are travelling as a single household and not visiting other households, there are no restrictions to travel or booking accommodation.

However, starting on Friday 25th September, there will be considerable difficulty to travel with, or visit another household in Scotland due to new laws introduced to reduce the size of a second wave of Covid-19. The summary below is our interpretation of these restrictions.

To summarize the impact of the rules, if you are travelling with, or visiting,  another household, even if they are family members, you must book separate accommodation for each household (e.g. cottages, rooms etc.)  and you can only meet your (one) other household in public spaces indoors (e.g. bars, restaurants, tourist attractions), or outdoors. If possible you should not travel with people from another household in the same car. If there are no alternatives, you should wear masks in the car and open the windows to improve ventilation.

Clearly, these rules make it very difficult to travel to visit friends and family in Scotland, or to travel with another family. The regulations that create this situation are summarized below, with links. As these rules are implemented there may be updates and changes, so you should check the links below and elsewhere for clarification if you are thinking of travelling with friends or visiting family in Scotland.

Where and when can I eat and drink on Mull?

Starting on November 2nd,  pubs, restaurants and cafes can only serve alcoholic drinks indoors with a main meal. Customers must arrive before 7pm and leave before 8pm.  They may serve food and alcoholic drinks outdoors. Customers must arrive before 9:30pm and leave before10:30pm. Hotel restaurants will be able to serve residents indoors after these hour. A list of attractions, businesses and services that are open can be found here on our site, together with links to other Island information websites. 

As a visitor, should I load the Protect Scotland contact tracing app onto my phone?

Yes. Before you arrive in Scotland, load the Protect Scotland app onto your iPhone or Android device. Carry your device everywhere you go on Mull. If you test positive for coronavirus while on the island or shortly after you leave, then enter your test code into the phone and help protect the friends you made on Mull who use the app.

Where can I find a quick summary of what to expect when I visit Mull this year?

Visit Mull and Iona, the Island's official travel guide, has published a Visitor Charter, which briefly describes what visitors can expect of the islands in these times  - and what the islands expect of their visitors. The Charter includes a short checklist to remind visitors of the essential steps that they need to make as they plan their holiday here.

Where can I find guides as to what shops, services and visitor attractions are open on Mull?

A page of information about visitor attractions, shops and services that are currently open can be found using the Visitors>What's Open tab on the menu at the top of this page. For specific questions, or for information you can't find on our page or its links, please contact the iCentre on 01680 812377 or email Craignure@visitscotland.com

What are the rules that govern meeting and visiting the homes of people in Scotland?

In order to reduce the size of a second wave of coronavirus infection, you may not meet socially with people from any other households in your home or another person’s home. This rule apparently extends to stays in self catering cottages as well as, presumably private rooms in a hotel or B&B. There are exceptions only for “extended households”  and the children of separated parents.

Indoor areas other than your home (e.g. pubs and restaurants): Group social gatherings are only allowed to a maximum of six people from two households. Children under 12 from within the two households will not be counted in the limit of six people.

Outdoor areas: (e.g. gardens and parks) Group social gatherings are only allowed to a maximum of six people from two households. Children under 12 will not be counted in the limits of households or of people.

You should limit the total number of other households you meet in a day as much as possible.

Exceptions for large families are expected, as well as for organised sports and places of worship. Funerals, wakes, weddings and receptions  may be attended by up to 20 people, but only in regulated settings following strict guidance.

Continue to follow social distancing guidelines (generally 2m apart for those older than 12) when meeting with others outdoors or indoors.

Can I share my car with other households, or give them a ride?

You should only travel in your car with members of your own, or extended, household. If you have no other option you should:

• try to share the transport with the same people every time
• keep to small groups of people at any one time
• ask everyone to wear a face covering
• keep car windows open if possible, to improve ventilation
• Follow the safe travel guidance at the Transport Scotland website.

Where can I find a summary of what I can and can't do in Scotland?

Mull is currently in Covid-19 Protection Level 2. Overall Guidance for life in Level 2 may be found here. Enjoy our pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions. Make sure that you read about and observe their guidance  on their business hours, the numbers of people from various households who can meet, contact-tracing, social distancing and hygiene. Pay attention to your health and if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, or are contact- traced while on the island, please follow all advice given in these FAQ's and elsewhere. If you have symptoms after leaving the island, please call contact tracers at home or, if you loaded it before arrival, the Protect Scottish app.

Will ferry traffic to the Island still be disrupted after reopening of the economy?

Yes. Ferry capacity and timetables are expected to be reduced for as long as social distancing is mandated on public transport. Social distancing has now been reduced to 1m on ferries to Mull, but this will not restore full capacity.

We are expecting the ferry services to increase in steps, achieving about 70% of the normal summer crossings from Oban by the end of July. The service from Kilchoan and Lochaline is not expected to be disrupted, since passengers stay in their cars on those routes. There is no booking for these routes - just "turn up and go" if space is available.

Lastly, although the timetable may expand, passage to the Islands for visitors and tourists will still be subject to Scottish Government Guidelines. Calmac and the Mull and Iona Ferry Committee websites post regular updates on any changes

Are all types of accommodation on Mull now open?

Yes. Hotel, B&B, self-catering and camping accommodation is now being offered on Mull. However, not all accommodation providers have decided to re-open yet this year, so expect accommodation to be somewhat limited and book well in advance.

What should I pay attention to if I bring a motorhome or caravan onto Mull this summer?

As in the past, caravans and motorhomes are welcome on Mull this year. However, it is more important this year that you hold reservations at campsites for all of your overnight stays on the island. There is no such thing as motorized wild-camping on the Island, according to the Scottish Country Access Code, so landowners are within their rights to ask motorized campers to leave. Information about campsites which are currently open can be found using the Visitors>What's Open tab on the menu at the top of this page. There is also a guide available at the Visit Mull and Iona website.

What should I pay attention to if I camp in a tent on Mull this summer?

Mull is great place to explore with a backback and tent. This summer you have to pay special attention to where you stay overnight.

If you are planning to stay at a campsite, you must call in advance to check whether they are accepting booking for tent campers - and make a booking if they are. Information about campsites which are currently open can be found using the Visitors>What's Open tab on the menu at the top of this page.

Wild camping is legal in Scotland and a particularly fine adventure on Mull. But this year, the freedom of wild camping has to be earned by some simple planning. Make sure in advance that the area you are to camp in is truly "wild" - not close to roads, buildings or farmland. Once camped, closely follow all of the guidelines in the Outdoor Access Code, especially those on waste disposal and hygiene - there is evidence that human waste can carry coronavirus particles. If you are planning on using public toilets on occasion, check in advance that they are open. For example, by these standards the popular un-supervised campsite at Calgary Beach is not suitable for occupation unless the nearby toilets are open

I have booked self-catering Accommodation, should I bring food supplies with me for the duration of my stay?

Buying produce from local shops is one of the delights of visiting Mull and it supports our island's economy in these tough times.

Information about local food shops and delivery services on the Island can be found using the Visitors>What's Open tab on the menu at the top of this page or by downloading the Food for Thought page.

Thanks to the hard work of many local businesses and residents, the Island is proud of its record of maintaining the retail food supply to residents and key workers during the coronavirus crisis, as well as arranging deliveries for residents who are self-isolating or unable to travel.  With the pandemic’s decline, the same island businesses and organisations are turning their attention to methods of catering to visitors.  .

Where can I find a summary of Scotland's official coronavirus guidance for safe tourism?

Scottish Government Guidance for visitors in retail and tourism settings can be found here. Guidelines for public transport are can be found here.

What are the rules for Physical Distancing on Mull?

No matter whether you are indoors or outdoors,  it is extremely important to respect two meter physical distancing between individuals, households or "bubbles" everywhere on Mull.

Outside, we especially ask you to pay attention to our narrow (or non-existent) pavements and streets. If you are walking as a family group, please look around you and prepare to allow a two meter space for individuals to get around your group if they are coming towards you or are trying to get past. If individuals ask you to let them pass with distancing, please respect their request and rearrange your group to let them through.   

Mullhealth.com recommends that you wear facemasks when walking outdoors in crowded areas where 2m physical distancing is not possible. This is an easy solution to avoid members of your group or others having to step out onto the road.

Inside, there are only two broad situations where distancing can be reduced to one meter:

On public transport (ferries, buses and taxis)

In bars, restaurants and other sectors of the hospitality industry, where mitigations have been put in place

Our island shops are generally small - even our grocery stores. Please respect staff who ask you to wait in a queue in order to enter a shop, request limits to the number of family or group members who enter, or remind you to distance yourself when meeting other people inside.

When, and why, must face masks be worn in public places throughout Mull?

Face coverings must be worn by anyone travelling on all forms of public transport (ferries, trains, buses and taxi's). You must also wear face coverings in shops, and in public areas in all hospitality settings, including bars, restaurants, hotels and B&B's when not seated. The Government also requests that you use them in other public places where 2-meter social distancing is difficult to maintain. We ask you to respect this advice. This could be a scarf, mask or home-made face covering.

Very young children under the age of five (not twelve, as in England) do not have to wear face masks, neither do those with medical or other reasons. Because some people are unable to wear masks, we would also ask you to not judge those who do not wear masks.

The main reason for wearing a facemask is that it protects the people around you, especially indoors and in situations where 2 meter distancing cannot be maintained. Facemasks reduce the spread of droplets from your nose and mouth, especially when speaking, coughing or sneezing. Because 60-80% of people who are infected with coronavirus do not display symptoms (see below), everyone must wear a mask for the protection to be effective, not just those who have a cough or cold. Face masks, social distancing and cleaning hands frequently are the mainstays of protection for those who are not shielding.

What should a visitor do if they develop Covid-19 symptoms while staying in accommodation on Mull?

If you think you might have Covid-19 symptoms (however mild) you should return to your accommodation on the island and immediately call NHS 111  or 0800 028 2816 to tell them about the situation, report your symptoms, and follow all advice given concerning isolation, testing and evaluation. You should make sure that you tell NHS operators that you are currently a temporary visitor on the Isle of Mull and that they should advise you as to whether you can travel home on the Ferry or other public transport or whether you must get tested and isolate on the Island.

Phone the Mull & Iona Medical Group if NHS 111 cannot advise about testing on the Island, travel on the Calmac ferry, or if treatment is needed.

Do not use the online NHS Inform website to self diagnose and book a coronavirus test. This website does not take into account the necessity for public transport on the ferries to reach mainland testing sites, nor the extra time taken to mail home test kits.

You must self-isolate for at least 10 days from the day you developed symptoms. Your household members must also isolate as a household for at least 14 days even if they don’t have symptoms themselves.

You must contact your Property Manager or Host and arrange extended accommodation if medical advice is to isolate on the Island. You should also discuss with your Property Manager the arrangements for deliveries of food, and medical supplies

If your symptoms need further investigation during isolation, phone the Mull & Iona Medical Group and follow their advice regarding evaluation. The Mull & Iona Community Hospital is equipped to evaluate Covid-19 symptoms upon referral from a GP. Do not walk into either a GP surgery or the Hospital.

I am a visitor who has been contacted by the Contact Tracing system. I have been told to self-isolate for 14 days. What should I do?

Visitors in this situation, who do not have any Covid-19 symptoms, should inform their hosts immediately, and call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000.

We understand that Calmac’s Lochaline-Fishnish route may carry passengers in their cars who are self-isolating due to contact tracing, but only if they do not have symptoms and prior arrangements have been made between Calmac and the local authority or NHS staff through the National Assistance Helpline.

If ferry passage cannot be arranged, the visitor must obtain accommodation for self-isolation on the Island with the assistance of Helpline operators and their host.

Visitors who have any Covid-19 symptoms cannot use this arrangement. They should call NHS 111 or contact the Mull and Iona Medical Group as described in the other FAQ above.

Will visitors have to pay for extended accommodation if they have to self-isolate with Covid-19 symptoms on the Island?

You should assume that visitors will have to pay. Visitors should hold insurance that covers the possibility of up to 14 days quarantine on the island, or have sufficient funds to cover extra accommodation and any medical bills themselves. Check with your host if you have questions.

.Correspondence, Sources and Disclaimer

This is a community effort! If you want to contribute new Q's that you think others on Mull will benefit from (preferably with ideas for A's!), please email Richard_Payne2@msn.com

Disclaimer and Sources: This content is based on guidance from the Scottish Government,  NHS Inform, NHS Highlands, Mull and Iona Medical Group, Calmac and the Mull and Iona Ferry Committee, Visit Mull and Iona and Nature Magazine. These agencies and publications do not endorse this content. This is guidance only, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to this content provided for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk

 

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West Coast Motors – Service update from 12 August

From Wednesday 12 August 2020 service across the network will increase as the schools begin …

Face Covering Exempt Card

If you spot someone carrying a face covering exempt card, please be aware that they …

Care home visiting expanded

Care home residents will be able to receive more outdoor visitors from Monday, 10 August, …

Tobermory – Kilchoan Ferry – Supplemetary information

Last Updated: 07 Aug 2020 Due to limited passenger numbers on the vessel, all passengers …

Changes in Face Covering Guidance – 7 August

Face coverings are currently mandatory in shops and on public transport. The first minister said …

From 14 August – Collecting contact details manadatory for Hospitality Businesses

From Friday 14 August, it will be mandatory for hospitality businesses to collect customer details. …

Tobermory – Kilchoan Ferry

Thursday 6th August Due to a technical problem, all sailings on the Tobermory- Kilchoan route …

Back to school travel guidance

As schools return find out more about the measures West Coast Motors have put in …

Aberdeen – New Restrictions

ABERDEEN The Scottish government, in line with the local health team and Aberdeen City Council, …

A83 Road Closure

09.00 5th August Update The A83 remains CLOSED in both directions between Rest and be …

Give your views on housing in Argyll and Bute

Residents in Argyll and Bute are being asked to say what matters most to them …

Oban – Craignure | 10 August – 18 October 2020 Timetable

Check the service status of this route before you travel Calmac have published the next …

Restrictions in the North West – Holidays

The following is from the official Government Guidelines on the new restrictions in the North …

Tobermory Open Air Producers Market – 11-2 Every Monday

Tobermory Open Air Producers Market every Monday 11-2 pm selling the best of locally grown …

Round & About – August Issue – Available Now

The August issue of Round & About is now available in the shops, theme ‘Past …

Travel to North West of England

People living in Scotland are being advised to avoid travel to areas in northern England …

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is a process for identifying people at risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection because …

Calmac Update – 30 July

Following further discussions with Transport Scotland, Calmac are pleased to update that from 31 July customers will be …

Childcare & Schools

The Scottish Government has confirmed that pupils in Scotland will return to school from 11 …

News Update 30 July

Headlines A Scottish government assessment confirms that pupils will return to school full time from …

Self Isolation period increased

People who test positive for coronavirus or show symptoms in the UK must now self-isolate …

Hotel Recovery Programme

A £14 million Hotel Recovery Programme will help to secure up to 3,000 jobs at …

Coronavirus Support Scheme for Self-catering Businesses

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Scheme for Self-Catering Businesses provides financial help for self-catering businesses across …

10 Covid-19 Scams to watch out for

1. Fake government emails offering grants of up to £7,500. Clicking on the links allows …

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland: information for patients

What is NHS Pharmacy First Scotland? NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy (a …

Advice on how to travel safely

Transport Scotland has produced comprehensive advice on How to Travel Safely There are dedicated sections …

Are you eligible for help towards your child’s school meals and clothing?

Parents in Argyll and Bute are being invited to find out whether or not they …

Funding to support Events

A funding package of £10 million has been established to help the events sector recover …

Bus Timetables

West Coast Motor’s new timetables are available on their website. 494 Tobermory to Calgary 95/ …

Quarantine – reimposed on arrivals from Spain

“Having reviewed the latest data earlier today, @scotgov is also reimposing 14 day quarantine for …

Advice to animal owners

Advice to owners of pets, companion animals and livestock who may be required to self-isolate …

Mull and Iona Vets Covid-19 Update:

As always, in case of emergency or if urgent attention or advice is required we …

Mull Music Festival – Postponed until April 2021

“Unfortunately we are going to have to put the brakes on our October Mull Music …

Changes to Shielding from 23 July

From tomorrow if you are shielding you may: meet with up to eight people indoors …

Guidance for homeworking

This guidance is intended to support employers and the self-employed with the continuation of homeworking. …

Guidance for caravan sites and holiday parks

As from 15th July, most holiday accommodation, including caravan sites and campsites, is permitted to …

Calmac Update 21 July

Following further discussions with Transport Scotland, we are pleased to update that from 22 July customers will …

COVID-19 testing for under-fives

Children under the age of five who are displaying potential coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be …

Updated Guidance – 20 July

The Scottish Government has issued updated guidance for the following Events Sector guidance – Multiple …

Quarantine rules lifted for Spain

Travellers arriving from mainland and islands exempt from quarantine requirements. Border health measures requiring people …

Retail sector guidance – Revised

Guidance for the retail sector, including close contact services such as hairdressers and barbers, which …

Agriculture loan scheme launches

Loans aim to maintain cash flow for farmers and crofters during COVID-19 crisis. A loan …

Support for childcare sector

Transitional Support Fund announced. Funding of £11.2m is being made available to support childcare providers …

Updated Guidance for Funeral Services

This guidance explains what restrictions are currently in place for funeral services and wider public …

Test and Protect – Multi-sector guidance

Test and Protect – Multi-sector guidance on collection of customer and visitor contact details – …

Breast Cancer Screening to resume

The Breast Screening Programme which was paused in March because of coronavirus (COVID-19) is to …

Small and micro businesses guidance for safe re-opening

This guidance is to help micro (less than 10 employees) and small (less than 50 …

Visiting family and friends in hospital

People in hospital who do not have coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to have a …

Safety Rules for the Kilchoan, Lochaline or Iona ferry.

For the Duration of the crossing, the following safety rules apply You MUST remain in …

Tourism and hospitality sector guidance

Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and …

Guidance for Hairdressers and barbers

Guidance published to ensure safe return for salons. [Full Guidance here] Hairdressers and barbers are …

Public Toilets Reopening – Update

The council is working hard to align itself to the Scottish Government’s road map to …

Guidance on moving home

The Guidance on moving home has been updated. This guidance contains advice to ensure that …

Childminder services guidance

On 10 July Scotland entered Phase 3 of the route map for recovery from COVID-19. As …

Retail sector guidance

Guidance for the retail sector including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations …

Staying safe and protecting others – All the Rules!

The Scottish Government has published the new rules on staying safe and protecting others to …

Help for homebuyers and employment support

New initiatives to support homebuyers and help people into work or to re-train have been …

Calmac 9 July 2020 – Bookings and Physical Distancing

Following discussions with Transport Scotland, Calmac are pleased to update that from 10 July customers …

Shielding Advice – From 10 July

The advice is to keep shielding until at least 31 July 2020. From 10 July, …

Lockdown Changes – Update 9 July

The following changes have been announced by the First Minister 10 July The general rules …

Visitor Charter

PLAN AHEAD, BE PREPARED Marketing Mull and Iona (MMI) has prepared a Visitor Charter in …

Updated guidance for people with specific medical conditions

The Scottish Government has issued updated guidance for people with specific medical conditions. These conditions …

Next steps for people shielding

Pause on shielding to be considered. Advice for people who are shielding is to change …

Scotland Airbridges

From Friday, travellers are exempt from quarantine rules when they arrive in Scotland from: Andorra, …

Summer Financial Statement – Key Points

The Key points of the Summer Financial Statement from Rishi Sunak. Please note: Further detail …

Argyll & Bute Council – Visitors urged to use official campsites

At this critical stage in the Scottish Government’s roadmap to further ease restrictions, it’s important …

Visiting Iona

Iona has been a place of welcome and hospitality for centuries and as restrictions begin …

Guidance for museums, galleries and heritage attractions

This guidance is for museums, galleries and heritage attractions It comes into effect immediately – …

Tourism and Hospitality sector guidance

Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and …

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally cancelled

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally cancelled Tobermory-based event cancelled due to COVID-19 uncertainty Organisers committed …

Round & About – July Issue OUT NOW

The July issue of Round & About is now available in the shops, theme ‘Community’ …

Second homes guidance – July 3

Overview Scotland’s route map for easing out of lockdown restrictions was published on 21 May 2020 …

Promoting the use of face masks in Argyll

The Caring for People Tactical Partnership which was set up in response to the emergency …

Events Sector – Guidance

This guidance is for the events sector – in particular organisers of events. It comes …

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee update

The Mull & Iona Ferry Committee have responded to the newly published Calmac timetables which …

Staying Safe and protecting others (physical distancing)

Rules on staying safe and protecting others to help protect the NHS and save lives. …

Caravan sites and holiday parks

Guidance for campsites, holiday parks, caravan sites, motorhome hire businesses and their users. Who this …

Lockdown Update July 2

2 Metres rule remains the overall advice. From the end of next week there may …

Calmac Ferry Timetables 1 July – 18 October

These are the links to the  Calmac Timetable  Oban – Craignure 1 -14 July Oban …

Tobermory Harbour- Update 1 July

Tobermory Harbour is currently working towards lifting restrictions to visiting vessels from 3rd July, as …

Small Business Support Grant

The Small Business Support Grant closes on the 10th July – Small Businesses with a …

School Age Payment – Details

The School Age Payment is part of Best Start Grant, a package of three payments …

Visiting patients in hospitals – 13 July

From 13 July visiting to non-Covid areas of hospitals is to resume safely and on …

Guidance for Creative studios

Guidance for the creative industries, in particular for providers and users of creative studios in …

Guidance for retail, tourism and hospitality customers

Guidance for customers on how the retail experience in shops, tourism and hospitality businesses is …

Resuming cervical screening

Patients whose appointments were cancelled can now contact GP practice. Some NHS Scotland national screening …

Guidance for private landlords and letting agents – Updated 29 June

Updated Guidance has been issued by the Scottish Government 29 June Details and all guidance …

Guidance for businesses on physical distancing

Guidance for businesses in Scotland on physical distancing and closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. …

Brendan O’Hara – Question & Answers

Mull Broadcasting was set up to provide entertainment by local people for local people during …

Opening public and customer toilets

The opening of public toilets carries with it a risk of transmission of COVID-19 given …

Calmac Update – 26 June

Calmac are pleased to now publish the next phase of our timetable. This will be …

Shopping scheme update – 26 June

Thank you to everyone who has used the Mull Health shopping scheme during lockdown. As …

Second homes guidance – Updated 26 June

Scotland’s route map for easing out of lockdown restrictions was published on 21 May 2020. This guidance …

New guidance for customers

Nicola Sturgeon says all members of the public have a role to play in making …

Care Home Visits

One nominated person will be able to visit a loved one in a care home …

Key Dates

Indicative Phase 2 dates: 3 July – Travel distance limit for leisure will be lifted …

Money Worries?

Are you worried about how to cope financially at the moment? Have you considered talking …

Calmac Statement – 24 June

“We are currently operating an essential services timetable which will be in place until 30 …

Changes in Lockdown & Indicative dates

People in Scotland will be allowed to meet up with one other household indoors from …

Enhanced safety for health and social care staff

Routine testing of workforce extended as more services resume. Staff who work in specialist cancer …

Schools to return full-time in August – if progress maintained

Scottish schools are aiming to reopen full-time with no physical distancing in August if coronavirus …

Aquaculture Hardship Fund details

To apply for a grant under the aquaculture hardship fund, applicants are required to demonstrate …

Guidance on moving home – From 29 June

From 29 June 2020, all home moves are permitted, provided they can be carried out …

Second homes guidance – Coronavirus

This guidance outlines how the phases in the route map apply to second homes. Please …

Urgent Dental care

Urgent care to be made widely available. Dental practices can resume seeing see NHS patients …

NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect advice

Information for households. Households will be sent information explaining how the Test and Protect system …

Restarting tourism safely – New Guidance

New workplace guidance published. Guidance to support Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sector to reopen safely …

Shopping Service

There has been some concern expressed about the Shopping Service ending. There are no plans …

Calmac Update 19 June – Phase 2

Calmac will continue to operate an essential lifeline timetable until at least 30 June 2020. …

Coronavirus threat downgraded

The UK’s coronavirus alert level has been downgraded from four to three, its chief medical …

Credt & Store cards – Payment Holiday Extension

Banks have been told to give even more time to millions of people struggling with …

Funeral services in places of worship

The Scottish Government understand that most faith and belief communities in Scotland have halted the …

Shielding support and contacts – 19 June

The Scottish Governmet has issued revised documents for this group. Scottish Goverment web site Contact …

Advice for people with specific medical conditions – 18 June

These conditions include: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, IBD; chronic kidney and liver disease; dermatological, neurological, …

Returning to work safely – Update 18 June

As outlined in our route map we are taking a phased approach to easing lockdown measures to …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 section 142 – statutory guidance

The Scottish Government has published new guidance. It is an update on occasional license use …

Tourism and hospitality sector guidance

The Scottish Government has published new guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures …

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee – Ferry Capacity over the summer

The shape of the ferry service over the next few months is starting to emerge. …

Phase 2 Changes

People using trains, taxis, buses and ferries in Scotland will be required to wear face …

Moving to Phase 2 of the Lockdown

The current status of the epidemic in Scotland means that the changes in Phase 2 …

Shielding? Today you can leave home to exercise

From 18 June, those who are shielding are able to leave home to exercise. Until …

Bin collections go back to three weekly cycle

From week beginning 29 June If you live in Kintyre (south of Kennacraig), Islay/Jura and …

Were you turned down for a grant by Argyll & Bute?

Were you not eligible for the £10,000 grant because you are a new business? “A …

Free school meals extended

Additional £27.6 million to help feed pupils and other key groups. Children eligible for free …

Mull & Iona Covid19 Local Resilience Fund

Applications are welcome for up to £3,000 from the Mull & Iona Covid19 Local Resilience …

Argyll & Bute Hardship Fund – B&B’s

A new hardship fund launched today to help Bed & Breakfast and Small Serviced Accommodation …

Reopening childcare safely

Nurseries and other early learning and childcare (ELC) providers have received new guidance to help …

Calmac Customer Update – 12 June 2020

“We’ve been sharing regular updates with our customers as Scotland takes its first phased steps …

Argyll & Bute Council News

Funding to help Events Argyll and Bute Council will invest up to £250,000 in events …

COVID-19 guidance for farmers and crofters

Guidance for farmers and crofters to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been published. …

Construction industry – Update 11 June

This document is one of a set of documents about how to work safely in …

Summer support for students

Earlier financial help for those facing hardship. Students facing hardship this summer due to COVID-19 …

Help-to-Buy scheme – Extended

The first minister says the Scottish government’s Help-to-Buy scheme is being extended until March 2022. …

Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties

A provisional date of 15 July has been set for when tourism businesses may be …

Scottish tourism sector could reopen on 15 July

Scotland’s tourism businesses, including pubs, hotels and restaurants, have been told to prepare to reopen …

Glengorm Recycling Centre

Opening times Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 3.00pm Saturday: 9.00am to 12.00 noon Sunday: Closed …

Support for tourism industry

Further measures have been announced by Tourism Secretary Fergus Ewing to support Scotland’s vital tourism …

Caring for People – Report 9th June

This is a weekly briefing to update health and social care partners on the work …

Ferries & Coronavirus survey

In the coming months as Scotland transitions through the Coronavirus Route Map, restrictions on travel will …

Shielding extended until 31 July

The shielding of those who are most at risk if they become infected with Covid-19 …

More support for small businesses

Small businesses which share properties but do not pay business rates are now eligible to …

New health measures for travellers to Scotland

New public health measures will come into force on Monday (8 June) to help suppress …

Update from Mull & Iona Ferry Committee – June 6

Ferry capacity in Coronavirus future phases On entering phase one of the government’s Coronvirus Routemap at the …

Guidance for hill walkers and climbers

Phase 1: Guidance for hill walkers and climbers in Scotland Read our detailed Phase 1 …

CRUMBS!

CRUMBS! The Ross of Mull Community Café has been delighted to be able to help …

Accomodation for Hospital Appt’s in Glasgow

Premier Travel Inn Glagow City Centre South which is only open for essential workers will …

Army Mobile COVID19 Testing Unit on Mull today

An Army Mobile COVID19 Testing Unit has arrived in Mull this morning to test essential …

Calmac Essential timetable until 30 June

CalMac is continuing an Essential Timetable until 30 June 2020 due to Covid-19 No future bookings will …

Extra payment for Carers

Eligible carers to get an additional £230.10. In recognition of the additional pressure that unpaid …

Mobile Testing Unit for Essential Workers -Thursday

It looks like a Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be at Mull and Iona Community …

Round & About – June Issue

The June issue of Round & About is now available in the shops, theme ‘Nature’ …

Best Start Grant School Age Payment.

Eligible parents of children aged four and five are being encouraged to apply for financial …

Additional quota for inshore fishing

Up to £2 million of potential new opportunities to help fleet. Inshore fishers who usually …

Next steps for NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland will begin resuming some services that have been suspended, delayed or deferred due …

Self-Employment Income Scheme to be extended

The Self-Employment Income Scheme will be extended, with applications opening in August for a second …

Furlough scheme details

Businesses must start paying towards furlough scheme from August. The Chancellor says Employers will be …

Tobermory Harbour Association guidelines for easing lockdown

The Harbour Association has issued and a Notice to Mariners new guidance for Harbour users, …

Calmac – Changed Guidance

CalMac have today announced minor relaxations to the types of ferry travel that is permitted, …

Changes to Lockdown – Phase 1 starts tomorrow

Phase 1 starts tomorrow in easing Lockdown From Friday, We will now be able to …

Pharmacy Closed – Thursday 28th May

The Pharmacy is closed on Thursday 28th May because of the repairs going on. The …

Changes to bins, roads and amenity services

The Recycling centre reopens June 1st. Keep up to adte with the situation at https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/recycling The …

Michael Russell, Facebook Q & A Details

Michael Russell, MSP, is holding a Facebook session starting at 7.30pm on 28th May. Open …

Call for Evidence on impact of COVID-19 on the rural economy

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is inviting all interested individuals and organisations to submit …

Updated Guidance

We have updated the following Pages, today 27th May Official Guidance for Planning Covid-Safe Workplaces …

Test & Protect Resources

Guidance for the public, including a summary is available online along with guidance for employers. Under Test and Protect, …

Waltons Island delivery update

Waltons are no longer doing any personal shopping in any supermarkets now. Tesco will make …

Scientific evidence – returning to schools

The Scottish Government has published a summary of  the scientific evidence about coronavirus relating to …

Support to work safely – New Guidance by sector

New guidance has been published for retailers and manufacturers to consider how people can safely …

Test and Protect

The Scottish government’s new “test and protect” strategy will go live on Thursday, the first …

Drones delivering masks to the Hospital

Drone technology is to be used to deliver protective equipment to a hospital on a …

Two week quarantine on new arrivals to UK from 8th June

Two-week quarantines will be imposed on new arrivals to the UK from June 8, with fines …

Calmac – Essential timetable until 14th June

CalMac is currently running an essential services timetable across our network in response to the …

Easing Lockdown – Clarification

Nicola Sturgeon has said people will be able to travel longer distances to see their …

What is the Scottish Welfare Fund?

The Scottish Welfare Fund is a national scheme provided under The Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act …

Tobermory Recycling centre – Reopening 1 June

Household waste recycling centres to reopen on June 1 Plans are being made to reopen …

Mortgage Payment ‘Holidays’ extended

Homeowners struggling financially due to coronavirus will be able to extend their mortgage payment holiday …

Schools will reopen from 11 August

Scottish schools have been asked to start preparing for the return of pupils in the …

Summary of Proposed Changes to Lockdown from 28 May

The rules set out in the previous (Lockdown) phase apply except as set out below. …

Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis

Download the …

Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

You can get Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods: if your child is the …

Coronavirus Symptoms? You can now get tested

The first minister has confirmed that testing will be available from today to anyone with …

Change in Official Guidance

People who experience a loss of smell or taste are being advised to get tested …

Easing Lockdown – Route map

The first minister will publish a route map setting out a phased approach to easing …

Official Guidance for Planning Covid-Safe Workplaces

The offical guidance for planning Covid-Safe Workplaces has been added. WE will add further resources …

Short term electric bike hire to Key Workers.

Due to the current Covid-19 we are currently closed but through Cycling Uk we are …

Shielding support and contacts

Details of shielding support for vulnerable people to arrange for food and medicine deliveries, and …

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

To apply go here, enter your Unique Taxpayer Reference, enter NI number. Complete the personal …

Helpline for those seeking employment or studying

Skills Development Scotland is providing help through its website My World of Work. SDS has …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) recruitment | NHSScotland Careers

COVID-19 tracing team. As we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 response, a …

Essential workers: apply for a #coronavirus test

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM Argyll and Bute HSCP An army mobile Covid-19 testing unit is travelling …

Shopping scheme update 13th May

Thank you to the Coop for doing an amazing job getting back on track this …

Food parcels and food deliveries – who is doing what?

Co-op shopping can be ordered through the Mull Health website, and delivered to your door. …

Extra support for charities

Small premises now eligible for £10,000 grants. Properties occupied by charities can now apply for …

Furlough Scheme extended until October

The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be …

Isle of Mull Community Covid-19 Emergency Fund

This is amazing! The target was set at £7,000 and now is at £7,810. So …

Co-op Tuesday 12th – Good News!

I can confirm that all our systems are now up and running and we will …

6 Days to go …

6 Days left … £190 to go … it’s getting closer. …

National Wellbeing Hub for Health & Care Workers & Carers

New resources for staff, carers, volunteers and their families.  Organisations from across Scotland have worked …

Alternatives to the Co-op

Just a reminder that the following are doing orders and that these can be delivered …

Shopping Service suspended

Monday 11th May – Co-op shopping A major power outage overnight has resulted in a …

MCC Comments on Scottish Government Framework

Mull Community Council comments on Scottish Government Framework Mull Community Council (MCC) strongly supports the …

Lockdown – Change

Nicola Sturgeon says people will now be permitted to exercise outdoors more than once a …

Student Accomodation – Proposed changes

Students who cannot take up places in purpose-built accommodation due to the Covid-19 pandemic will …

Additional support for Lifeline Services

Families on lower incomes and older people are to get more support with extra funding …

Support for lockdown restrictions

Survey of attitudes to COVID-19 shows public respect messaging. Staying at home to save lives …

Additional £45m to support pivotal businesses.

A fund launched last week to provide grants for small and medium-sized businesses affected by …

Fair Start Scotland

Are you unemployed and looking to secure work? If so the Employability Team is here …

Housebuilders – Emergency Loans

Housebuilders will be able to apply for short-term loans of up to £1 million from …

Connecting High Risk & Low Income groups

People from low income households and who are clinically high-risk are to be given laptops …

Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown extended

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has formally extended Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown. By law, the social distancing …

Co-op Update 6th May

Delivery volumes on chilled and fruit and veg are very large today so we should …

The Scottish Goverment wants to hear your ideas

The emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the biggest global challenge that humanity has faced for …

Extra payment for unpaid carers

Investment of £19.2 million to support 83,000 carers As part of the next emergency coronavirus …

Farming – New powers over CAP

Legislation which allows the Common Agricultural Policy to be simplified and improved post-Brexit has passed …

Home schooling – Update from Argyll & Bute

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education has issued a reassuring message to parents, …

Mull and Iona Covid19 Local Resilience Fund

Applications up to £5,000 are invited for projects which address issues arising from the Covid19 …

Mull and Iona Community Hospital (MICH) Update

After reading several pieces on here I thought I had better let you know how …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): test, trace, isolate, support strategy

Sets out our plans to help disrupt community transmission of the virus. “On 23 April …

Preparing for economic recovery

Expert tech review announced as further business support opens to applications. The second phase of …

Private Rent Sector Landlord Covid-19 Loan Scheme

Landlords whose tenants are having difficulty paying rent during the Covid-19 crisis have been offered …

Summary of MCM group members views on exiting lock-down

The MCM group are really pleased to see the debate has been opened up on …

Additional Funds – Mental Health Suuport & Alcohol Issues

There will be £105,000 going to Young Scot for the provision of new digital content on mental …

Supporting People with Autism

The Scottish government has announced more than £200,000 in funding for autism organisations. There are …

Coronavirus Newly Self Employed Hardship Fund

This fund can provide a one off grant of £2,000 for the newly self-employed who …

Unfamiliar faces / vehicles

If you are unsure of whether someone has a right to be on the island, …

Exiting Lockdown?

The MCM group have been asked to give their thoughts on Lock-down. This is such …

Round & About – Available Now

The May issue of Round & About is now available in the shops, theme Hope, …

A Round up of advice

1. NHS Inform The latest from NHS Scotland and the Scottish government, including social distancing and …

What do you do when you think someone is ‘breaking’ the lockdown?

Who do you call? The island has risen to the challenge of the lockdown. Rules …

Michael Russell – Live Facebook Q&A tonight

Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll & Bute is running a Live Facebook Q&A at 7.30pm …

£100m funds to help business – Opens Today

A £100 million package of additional grant support for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) …

Best Start Grants

You can get Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods: if your child is the …

Use of Facemasks

The Scottish government has published updated guidance on the use of face coverings during the …

Fishermen/Women – Support

For fishermen/women and their families needing extra support on the islands. Support and financial help …

Businesses Working together

During the COVID-19 epidemic, the people of Mull and Iona have rallied together to help …

Social distancing regulations strengthened

Temporary regulations confirmed and extended to protect workers. Social distancing regulations introduced to slow the …

Small Business Loans – Update 27 April

Britain’s smallest businesses will be offered 100% government-backed rescue loans after sharp criticism for the …

South West Mull and Iona Development Update

A coastal project on Mull is providing a lifeline for rural residents making sure no …

Introducing Mull TV

In these difficult times, it is good to announce something new. Introducing Mull TV. Mull …

Auto Finance leases – Repayment freeze

Britain’s financial watchdog has confirmed there will be a three-month repayment freeze for consumers with …

Commercial Property Arrears

Commercial property landlords banned from demanding rent arrears Commercial property landlords in the UK have been …

Domestic Abuse

Calls to National Domestic Abuse helpline up by 120%. Please, please, please reach out where …

Royal Bank – Cards for Carers

Royal Bank of Scotland is introducing a new supplement card to existing current account holders …

Scotland’s Framework for making decisions

Scotland must adjust to “new normal” of living with Covid-19, which may include cycling in and …

Co-op Tobermory – Advance Notice

The Co-op may when required close the store between 10am and 11am on any given …

Special dietary requirements

If you have a letter from your surgery confirming that you need a special diet, …

Shielding and at high risk – Food Boxes

Food boxes for people who are shielding and at high risk Your ambient and frozen …

Ferries April Round up

Everything is of course dominated by Coronavirus right now, and the impact on Scottish ferry …

Aldi Form is up and running!

The Aldi form is up and live as of now. If I could remind you …

Scrubs Update – Fabric needed!

We can re-purpose duvet covers, sheets, curtains, but it must meet the following requirements: washable …

Mull Highland Games 2020 Cancelled

Mull Highland Games Committee regrets to advise that the 2020 Games event is cancelled due …

Nappy delivery service

Order nappies, formula and wipes and we will arrange for them to be collected from …

Aldi Deliveries

We are able to offer basic food boxes, containing enough food from Aldi to supply …

Oban Times

All stories in the Oban Times are free to read online during the crisis. …

Job Retention Scheme open

The government’s Job Retention Scheme is now open for employers to access support to continue …

Co-Op Update – 18 April

Deliveries- We are being delivered to 6 days a week so that should really help …

Ruby Low – ICU Nurse

This time last month, Ruby Low, from the Isle of Mull, was four weeks into …

Mull Broadcasting – 3 Episodes available NOW

There are now THREE EPISODES from Mull Broadcasting, all available by following this link. Thanks …

Carers, In need of Support?

North Argyll Carers Centre If you are currently in a caring role and in need …

UK Furlough scheme extended

The government payment scheme for furloughed workers has been extended into June. More than nine …

Business Round up – 17 April

Extension of coronavirus support This week the Scottish Government announced a £220m extension to the …

Argyll & Bute Council -Travel Advice

Everyone’s clear about the need to stay home and stay safe at the moment, and …

Online live Baby Massage Classes

Argyll and Bute HSCP MIDWIVES are delivering online live Baby Massage Classes to parents across …

Mull Ballet

Free online weekly Mull Ballet dance classes starting next week. All welcome – children must …

Shielding – The Support Services are there to help you

If you are shielding it is really important to use the practical supports that are …

Shielding – Does it apply to you?

If you are not sure if it applies to you you can call the Coronavirus …

Isle of Mull Ice Cream Home Deliveries

Since lockdown was announced we’ve taken a little time to pause and figure out the …

Food Bank Donations

Many people have been asking how they can give financial donations to the food bank. …

Third Sector – Emergency Funding

Third sector organisations across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for emergency funding to help …

Sunday Sailings suspended

The temporary timetable in place for Oban – Craignure has been amended. As from this weekend, there …

Additional support for business

Second phase of funding to protect against the effects of COVID-19. Around £220 million of …

EwenMe – New phone based support service

EwenMe is a new phone based support service launched by Ewen’s Room to combat the …

Tobermory Stores – Boxes & Stock

Hope everyone had a nice Easter weekend. We have been busy updating our stock list …

Face Masks Update 14 April

Face Masks update; With help from Dawn Read, Diana Guthrie-James and Brian Swinbanks we now …

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally update

–       Planning going ahead for the October 8-11 event –       Organising Permit in place from Motorsport UK …

Helpline for people over 70 and other high risk people

Starting tomorrow (April 14th) there is a new helpline for people over 70 and other …

Surgical Scrubs – Volunteers Needed

We’re ready to start making 72 sets of surgical scrubs for our NHS staff and …

Shielding

Shielding is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness …

Information for Maternity Patients

Updated 10/04/20 – Women can join the Midwives on their own facebook page Birth in Argyll & …

Community Pharmacy Easter Opening Hours

Community Pharmacy Easter Opening Hours http://ow.ly/u1lB50zaD2J Latest guidance on Coronavirus including Social Distancing and general …

COVID19 Symptom Tracker App

Argyll and Bute HSCP  The COVID19 Symptom Tracker is an app, approved by Scotland’s top …

NHS Scrubs – Volunteer Coordinator needed!

We’re looking for a Coordinator to recruit a team of volunteers to produce sets of …

Co-op Shopping Scheme update 10th April

We’re delighted that so many people are using the Co-op shopping scheme. To help us …

A message to the Mull Community ……

… from the Mull Crisis Management Group Today is the three week anniversary of our …

Another reason to support the Co-op!

The Co-op has pulled its planned Easter television advertising campaign, instead donating the airtime to the national …

Airbnb halts bookings in UK

From today, UK Airbnb bookings will be restricted to key workers and other essential stays …

Tobermory Post Office opening hours from 09 April

Extended Tobermory Post Office opening hours from 09 April Monday 10.00 – 4.00 Tuesday 10.00 …

Home-Start Mull

Although our groups and Home visiting volunteers have been put on hold until we are …

Masks for Mull!

Working with frontline NHS Staff and Carers, a small team of volunteers have developed a …

Co-op Shopping Scheme – update 7th April 2020.

The scheme is proving really popular – thank you to everyone who is supporting it. …

Friday Deliveries

FREE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR We are delivering all across the island to your door! …

Coronavirus Funding Support and Grants

Current information from Business Gateway on Coronavirus Funding Support and Grants Click here Updated …

Ross of Mull Art Exhibition

Go to the Facebook Page of the Ross of Mull Art Exhibition. 2020 would have …

New Overdraft Rules

Article in the Scotsman outlining the new overdraft rules. Read the …

NHS Update

@NHS24 continues to work tirelessly to answer your calls as quickly as possible. To help …

NHS Fitness Studio

Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga …

Salen – Gift of Food

Good afternoon. This is a call out for everyone in Salen. The island has been …

Universal Credit online

Use this service to: Create a Universal Credit account Make a claim Join your partner’s …

Bin collections from Monday 6 April

During the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, the council will introduce a simplified, two-weekly bin collection …

Current Business Support

Comprehensive and detailed report on Business support. 17 Pages. …

Using Zoom!

Zoom is very popular and it is being used a lot on the island. There …

West Coast Motors

West Coast Motors (WCM) have contacted me to say they are now available to transport …

Ewen’s Room new Buddy Line.

The name may change but the idea behind this remains the same. Thanks to all …

Creative Scotland Resource Directory

Creative Scotland have pulled together an A-Z of funding and resources available to those in …

If your employer has told you not to work

If your place of work has shut down or there’s no work for you because …

Tobermory Pharmacy

To assist with our deliveries could patients who have moved in the last 12 months …

Mull and Iona Ranger Service

At this time the natural world can provide a lot of solace and is great …

Sorren & Hannah, Livestream Gig 3rd April

This Friday, 3rd April at 7.30pm, Sorren & I are performing a full length gig …

Tobermory Spring Flower Show – Online Fun

Tobermory Spring Flower Show had to be cancelled. So for a bit of fun any …

Tobermory Harbour Association April 1st Update

Covid 19 restrictions update at 1st April 2020 As you may be aware, we have …

Dental surgery update

The dental surgery is closed for direct dental treatment. I can help with advice, analgesics …

Shopping

We have had to change the way you pay for Shopping if you are using …

Advice to Owners …

… of companion animals and livestock https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-to-owners-of-companion-animals-and-livestock/ …

Round & About, April Issue – Available now

Round & About: The April issue of Round & About is now in the shops, …

Post Office – What’s What

We are not refusing any customers, what may be essential to me may not be …

Craignure assessment centre opened

Please read this carefully. Report from the Oban Times.  Coronavirus assessment centres have opened at …

For Residents of South West Mull

Just to let you know that you might get a phone call over the next …

Telephone Issues, Tobermory Surgery

31/03/2020 We are currently experiencing telephone issues with our main line into Tobermory Surgery. Please …

Help with non-domestic rates

Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus. …

10 drivers doing deliveries to your door!

10 drivers doing deliveries to your door, free of charge and using social distance. (Adult …

Mull Music Festival – New Dates 1st October – 4th October

Mull Music Festival new dates starting Thursday 1st October through to the Sunday night 4th …

Domestic Abuse – Help & Information.

These are challenging times for all families. There is a big risk of an increase …

Cleaning Update

All of these products should be applied and left on surfaces for several minutes to …

Medical equipment and supplies

From the Community Nurses: We are looking for equipment and supplies that have been given …

Dedicated helpline offering advice to vulnerable people

A dedicated helpline offering advice to vulnerable people across Argyll and Bute during the coronavirus …

Governement Guidance for Food Businesses

Newly Released. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-food-businesses Also in …

Buy & Sell Mull – Open with changes

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that Buy & Sell: Mull will …

Park Lodge – Takeaways but home delivered ONLY

We have been contacted by Argyll and Bute Council and on their recommendation we will …

NEW – Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Pays 80% of avarage profits over the past three years Up to £2500 per month …

Visit Mull and Iona

An updated message to our visitors. …

URGENT GUIDANCE

Under Clear Medical Advice the Mull Crisis Management group have made this decision for the …

Local Resources – Updated 26 March

The  Local Services page has been updated. Expanded South West Mull …

Mull and Iona Vets – Covid-19 update

This post is to highlight changes to the veterinary services provided by Mull and Iona …

CALMAC – Essential Lifeline Timetables

Calmac have published the Essential Lifeline Timetables  to keep us safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. …

Dervaig Premier

In order to continue to fulfill the huge increase with home deliveries, in conjunction with …

Successfully dealing with an early COVID case on Mull

Successfully dealing with an early COVID case on Mull and the prevention of contagion This …

Ross of Mull and Iona Community Transport Scheme

Community transport will deliver prescriptions and shopping on request for anyone, throughout SW Mull, during …

Glengorm Landfill site – Closed

Due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus Glengorm landfill site is closed to the …

West Coast Motors -Reductions

COVID-19: SERVICE UPDATE From Wednesday 25 March, we shall make further reductions to our bus …

Seafood sector – Aid Package

The seafood sector is to receive an initial support package of more than £5m during …

The Waterfall Fund

The Waterfall Fund Covid-19 Crisis Fund has agreed the first grant payment to a group …

Salen Hotel

With the updated guidance it appears that we can continue our take away service. So …

Grants for Small Businesses scheme

Application forms for the Grants for Small Businesses scheme are now on the Argyll & …

Tobermory Gas Man TGM

We are in unique times, with the UK Government asking people to stay at home …

Co-op – Newspapers & Lottery suspended

Newspapers and lottery are suspended until further notice. We will limit customers numbers to 10 …

Tobermory CalMac office – Closed

Due to the impact that Covid – 19 is having on our staffing levels we …

Argyll & Bute – Updated Information for businesses

Argyll & Bute have updated their information. …

Tobermory Post Office – Opening Hours

Given the announcement tonight I have made the decision to cut the opening hours further. …

Glengorm Coffeeshop – Closed

Following the latest government updates the shop at Glengorm Coffeeshop will not be open after …

Mull Sportive – Cancelled

Unfortunately we have no option but to cancel this year’s Mull Sportive. Even if the …

Bank of Scotland – No van this week

There will be no service this week. The mobile is not coming over to the …

Get an Isolation note if …

Use this service if you have been told to stay at home because of #coronavirus …

Mull Hire

Please contact by telephone only 01680 300422 07831256001 Thank You, …

MacDonalds Filling Station, Salen

Mon – Sat Open 7.30am- 6pm Sundays Closed all …

Co-op – New measures

Urgent From tomorrow we will be limiting customer numbers in store and numerous other measures …

Tobermory Stores – Delivery Service

Closing Announcement Due to the announcement just made by the Prime Minister, it is with …

Tobermory Bakery – Closed Tuesday 24 March

We are closing tomorrow to ensure we implement a service that will Benefit as many …

Living with worry and anxiety

Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage, it …

NHS – Say Thanks

People have been asked to take part in a huge round of applause on Thursday …

The 2 Fund Raising Appeals

Medical Emergency Fund https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/isle-of-mull-community-covid-19-emergency-fund Mull Crisis Fund …

MESS Castaways – NO DONATIONS PLEASE

NO DONATIONS PLEASE Due to Covid 19, we have closed the shops and are now …

Protecting Personal and Community Safety

INTRODUCTION We are really lucky on Mull to have Steve Douglas as part of the …

Spar Shop, Bunessan – New Measures

In light of the current events, the Spar shop in Bunessan has instigated the following …

Tobermory Harbour

The Harbour will be closed to all non essential boats and passengers. As Anne says …

Mull Bird Club

Mull Bird Club has cancelled all its meeting for the foreseeable future. …

Called 999 or 111? Please Read

CAN I ASK IF YOU CALL 999 or are expecting an ambulance through 111 or …

Volunteer Coordinators

The multi-agency partnership managing the emergency response in Argyll and Bute is looking for nominated …

Holiday Let and Second Home Owners – Please read

We urgently need to get in place island wide overnight stays where delivery and fuel …

Daily Mass – Details

Daily Mass at 10 am and also Worshiping when you cannot Attend Mass I am …

Pennyghael Stores – OPEN

I am open from 9.00 – 4.00 Monday to Friday. I am still getting fresh …

Church of Scotland – Online Worship

Local Services are currently suspended but the Church of Scotland in Kintyre & Gigha are …

Covid-19 and Royal Mail

With more and more Mull residents at home through the day, myself and my fellow …

Tobermory Hotel – Closed

HOTEL CLOSURE As directed by the Government, we have now closed the restaurant and bar …

How we can best stop Covid-19 on Mull

We all have an amazing Community on Mull. After 2 months of preparation many people …

Calmac – Keeping each other safe

To minimise personal contact at this ticket desk area, and to maintain practical social distance …

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

If you are on a low income, whether you are working or not, and need …

Coronavirus – what should I claim?

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/coronavirus/claim Have you been made redundant or laid off? You may be entitled to the …

Scam – Fake HMRC texts and emails.

Warning to everyone. There has been a flood of text messages and emails saying they …

Whitetail Gin – Hand Sanitiser

Whitetail now have the first hand sanitiser available for those who are most vulnerable/work in …

The Waterfall Fund: Covid-19 Crisis Fund

In view of the exceptional level of need generated by the current pandemic, the Waterfall …

Argyll & Bute – Wedding Advice

We understand this is an extremely worrying time for anyone who has a wedding booked …

Tobermory High School kitchen

Tobermory High School kitchen will be open between 12 noon and 12.30pm every weekday so …

Key Workers List

The Department for Education has published a list of “key workers” whose children will be …

A message to all travellers to and from Mull

People travelling to and from Mull have a responsibility to follow all government advice intended …

Marketing Mull and Iona – A message to our visitors

Many visitors are seeking clarity as to whether they should come to Mull and Iona …

Coronavirus and claiming benefits

This page provides information about coronavirus and claiming benefits. It will continue to be updated. Please …

Tell the Island’s story

The Guardian are looking for people to talk about the impact of Coronavirus. It’s titled …

Update on school closures and exams – 19 March

Exams will not go ahead, teaching, learning and support can continue with local flexibility. Deputy …

Current COVID-19 GUIDANCE – 19 March

SELF ISOLATION is recommended for high risk groups. These groups include: • Aged over 70 …

Calmac – Major Changes

During the current global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), CalMac is working closely with all relevant …

South West Mull and Iona – Telephone linking service

To help combat social isolation we are co-ordinating a telephone linking service for people who …

Asthma Advice

This is good advice for anyone with Asthma. It came from a respiratory nurse specialist …

Coeliac disease and coronavirus

New government advice about at risk groups now includes criteria which includes people with coeliac disease. …

A Heart Breaking Statement of Fact

A HEART BREAKING STATEMENT OF FACT by one of our most loved. Despite Government recommendations …

A Hiker’s guide to Coronavirus

Can and should you carry on hiking and hillwalking? What happens if the government introduces …

Advice for our Young People

Advice for Young People from …

Ross of Mull and Iona Community Transport Scheme – Change

Ross of Mull and Iona Community Transport Scheme are suspending their transport service and are …

Salen – Community Support

In Salen if you are having to reduce social contact, Kerry Mitchell, Helen McWalter & …