Community News

TitleDateSummary
Tourism and Hospitality sector guidance – RevisedApril 17

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

Pharmacy – End of the Delivery ServiceApril 16

With the further lifting of covid restrictions next Friday will be the end of the …

Funding UpdatesApril 16

Outdoor Community Play Fund The Outdoor Community Play Fund for 2021-22 is now open.  Grants …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levelsApril 14

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/ https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/ …

Check in ScotlandApril 13

The Check in Scotland app has been developed by NHS Scotland as part of Test …

Travelling around ScotlandApril 2

The Scottish Government has confirmed the travel guidance. If you live in: Na h-Eileannan an …

Mull & Iona Medical GroupApril 1

PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLOSURE Mull & Iona Medical group will be CLOSED for the public holidays …

Bunessan Easter RunsMarch 31

Due to the continued, though, hopefully easing of, the current restrictions, the Bunessan Easter Runs …

Food bankMarch 31

The Mull and Iona Pantry – Food bank – will be closed for one week …

Places of worship in Level 4 can reopen from FridayMarch 24

People living in all parts of Scotland will be able to attend places of worship …

£25 million for tourism recoveryMarch 24

Holiday vouchers, discounts for days out and a marketing fund are included in a new …

Western Isles to move to level threeMarch 23

The Western Isles are to move back to level three Covid restrictions from 18:00 on …

Your Guide to Mental Health Organisations & Support GroupsMarch 22

Our goal is to provide information on mental health resources available to those living in …

Mull Highland Games – 2021 PostponedMarch 21

It is with much regret that the Mull Highland Games Committee have decided to cancel …

MCC Statement on Lockdown EasingMarch 21

When the Scottish Government announced the update to the Strategic Framework on Tuesday, it was …

Third Sector Growth FundMarch 21

A new £30 million fund is being established to support small businesses within the third …

Parents question safety of Tobermory High SchoolMarch 20

Mull Community Council has written to the Argyll and Bute Education Service about concerns expressed …

EU states to resume AstraZeneca vaccine rolloutMarch 19

The EU’s leading states are to restart their roll-out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after …

Supporting rural tourismMarch 19

More seasonal rangers, temporary toilets, car parking and campervan facilities will help rural areas to …

Free support & guidance to help your business right nowMarch 18

On March 16th, the Scottish Government released a timetable for easing restrictions, summarising the route …

Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they meanMarch 17

I was over the moon to get vaccinated. I’ve covered the coronavirus pandemic, including the …

ScotRail to be nationalisedMarch 17

Scotland’s train services are to be run by a public sector body, the Scottish government …

Timetable of easing Lockdown – Indicative DatesMarch 16

Download this timetable 2 April  Lifting the ‘Stay at Home’ requirement and replacing it with …

Support for Ports and Harbours UpdateMarch 13

Funding for ports and harbours was announced as part of a package of support by Fisheries …

All Scottish councils agree to tax freezeMarch 12

All of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have frozen council tax rates at last year’s levels. …

Hardship Fund for Creative FreelancersMarch 6

Funding is available to support freelance creative professionals working in the arts and creative sector …

Supporting Communities Fund – funding for community groupsMarch 6

The Council’s Supporting Communities Fund is currently open (closing 20th March) and community groups can …

Home BuyersMarch 4

A tax cut for Scottish house buyers will end as planned on 1 April, despite …

Budget 2021 – UK GovernmentMarch 3

Coronavirus support Furlough to be extended until the end of September Government to continue paying …

Community Nurses on foot to vaccinate residentsFebruary 26

Isle of Mull District Nurse Moira Westland and Staff Nurse Cara Donnelly have recently been …

Support for Health and Social Care staffFebruary 26

Health and social care professionals will have access to a new specialist service offering confidential …

Compliance self-assessment toolFebruary 25

Tool to assess the effectiveness of COVID-19 control measures within your workplace. “We appreciate that …

Argyll and Bute HSCPFebruary 25

Craignure Slipway will be temporarily closed on the 6th and 7th March. During this time …

Argyll & Bute – Business discretionary fund now openFebruary 24

The fund is open to any small businesses and the self-employed based in Argyll and …

Scotland Key Facts 2021February 24

Rural Scotland Key Facts 2021 compares and contrasts circumstances in remote and accessible rural areas …

The Route Map out of RestrictionsFebruary 23

The route map has been announced by the First Minister. Dates are indicative and not …

England – Easing of RestrictionsFebruary 22

Step 1, part 1 – on 8 March All pupils and college students return fully, …

Further funding released for the Tourism SectorFebruary 17

Please find details in link of further funding released for the Tourism Sector and being …

Rate Relief extendedFebruary 17

Extra money for mental health, education and tackling poverty. Retail, hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses …

New Covid-19 Volunteering OpportunitiesFebruary 17

Argyll and Bute HSCP, the British Red Cross Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface and …

Guidance on schools reopeningFebruary 16

This guidance has been issued in response to the First Minister’s statement to Parliament on …

More business support now liveFebruary 16

£60 million for newly self-employed, close contact businesses and driving instructors. Two funds to support …

Travel from AbroadFebruary 11

Everyone arriving in Scotland on an international flight from next Monday will have to quarantine …

Wildfires – Increased riskFebruary 11

There has been a serious wildfire on Benbecula which has seen firefighters working through the …

Increased support for childmindersFebruary 10

Payments will support business sustainability. Grants of £750 are being paid to all registered childminders …

Ferry Changes, Craignure – Oban 6-7 MarchFebruary 9

Argyll and Bute Council will carry out essential maintenance works to the Craignure linkspan over …

Seafood Producers Resilience FundFebruary 6

Support for eligible shellfish catchers and producers, in addition to trout farmers who have faced …

Bounce Back LoansFebruary 6

Small firms are to get more time to repay state-backed loans taken out to help …

Expansion of Coronavirus testingFebruary 2

The First Minister has announced that – The regular testing of healthcare workers will be …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Island Equivalent PaymentFebruary 1

The island equivalent payment recognises that while islands face a lower level of restrictions, there …

The Scottish BudgetJanuary 28

In Numbers The Scottish economy is now 7.1% smaller than it was pre-Covid-19. The UK …

Supporting the wedding sectorJanuary 25

Increased fund to go live this week. A £25 million fund to support the wedding …

Support for the tourism and events sectorJanuary 22

Some of you may already be aware of these but for those that are not, …

If not now, when?January 21

Social Renewal Advisory Board report: January 2021 The Social Renewal Advisory Board was set up …

Protecting Scottish shop workers from abuseJanuary 20

New legislation has been passed to protect Scottish shop workers from abuse from customers. The …

Vaccinations on MullJanuary 18

From the end of January supplies of the Astrazeneca Oxford vaccine will be arriving on Mull …

Business Interuption InsuranceJanuary 15

Tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first …

Shielding social care workers support schemeJanuary 13

You may be eligible to apply for a lump sum back payment if you are …

DigitalBoost Development Grant – Now Open For ApplicationsJanuary 12

Main Web Site CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS The DigitalBoost Development Grant Fund is now open (as …

Craignure – Oban Ferry & ScotrailJanuary 11

Scotrail have provided their next batch of timetables which will operate from 13 December 2020 …

Extending support for hospitality, retail and leisureJanuary 11

A significant top-up to the grant support available for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses across …

The Argyll and Bute Flexible Food FundJanuary 11

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a new fund aimed at tackling financial insecurity for …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in ScotlandJanuary 9

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested …

College and university returns postponedJanuary 8

University students will be taught online throughout January and February, with the vast majority not …

Business SupportJanuary 8

Information from Argyll & Bute Council If your business is required to close by law, …

Pre-departure coronavirus testingJanuary 8

New public health requirements. Passengers travelling to Scotland from abroad will be required to have …

The Covid-19 Vaccine Communication HandbookJanuary 8

The Covid-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook sets out the facts about the vaccines, highlighting how they …

Support for businessesJanuary 8

Information from Argyll & Bute Council If your business is required to close by law, …

Business Support – January 5thJanuary 5

Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure will receive new grants to help them keep afloat …

Updated guidance for the safe running of organised activities for children …January 4

…  and young people during lockdown. Updated guidance for the safe running of organised activities …

Information on the New Restrictions (Mainland) – 5th JanuaryJanuary 4

The restrctions announced by the First Minister apply to all of mainland Scotalnd (currently in …

EU-UK negotiations: AnalysisDecember 31

Summary of the Implications for Scotland of the EU-UK future relationship agreement On 24 December, …

21 December – Borders closingDecember 21

A number of Countries are closing borders to flights from the UK. These include India, …

Furlough scheme extendedDecember 17

The Chancellor has extended the furlough scheme for one month until the end of April …

Avian influenza (bird flu): how to spot and report the diseaseDecember 14

Avian influenza (bird flu) mainly affects birds. It can also affect humans and other mammals. …

Care home vaccinations to start this weekDecember 13

Residents of homes for older people in Scotland will begin to receive the Pfizer vaccine …

Travel Guidance – Update & Current GuidesDecember 10

A ban on travel to and from Jersey is being introduced following a significant increase …

Preparing for BrexitDecember 10

The trading relationship between the United Kingdom and the rest of the EU changed when …

Travel to the EU from January 1stDecember 10

The European Commission has confirmed reports that a ban on travel to the EU because …

New Financial SupportDecember 9

Businesses across Scotland will benefit from a new £185 million package of targeted coronavirus (COVID-19) …

Staggered return to campus for university studentsDecember 8

Further COVID testing before restart of new term. Universities will stagger the return of undergraduate …

Next year’s Higher and Advanced Highers exams are to be cancelledDecember 8

Education Secretary John Swinney said that the decision was based on the disruption that Covid …

In Brief – New Levels from Friday 11 DecemberDecember 8

Level 3 Restrictions at this level see cafes, pubs and restaurants allowed to open until …

Mull Medical Group 60+ Flu ClinicsDecember 8

Salen Surgery – Friday 11th December 11am to 4pm Tobermory Surgery – Tuesday 15th December …

ASSC – GuidanceDecember 4

The ASSC (Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers) have received further guidance from the Scottish Government. …

No extension to School HolidaysDecember 3

The first minister confirms there will be no extension to Scotland’s school Christmas holidays. Talks had …

Holiday Accomodation & Festive BubblesDecember 3

The ASSC have received the following clarification from the Scottish Government: “We’re sorry to come …

First Scottish vaccinations on Tuesday 8 DecemberDecember 2

The first minister expects vaccines to be delivered over the course of December and this …

Review of Protection LevelsDecember 1

The Scottish government is not proposing any immediate changes today to the Covid-19 alert levels. …

£500 bonus for health and social care staffDecember 1

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today announced a one-off payment for Scotland’s lifesavers and care-givers …

More people can claim Self-Isolation Support GrantNovember 30

The first minister turns to the eligibility for the self-isolation support grant of £500. Ms …

Guidance for students returning homeNovember 25

Plans for mass testing of asymptomatic students. Students travelling home at the end of term …

International Travel – changesNovember 25

Quarantine rules are changing. From 15 December passengers returning to the UK from high-risk countries …

Guidance for the Festive periodNovember 24

Between 23 – 27 December, you can form a “bubble” of up to three households. …

Calmac Ferry Timetable changeNovember 20

From Tuesday 24th November, there will be changes to the timetable. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and …

Town Centre Shopfront Improvement GrantNovember 20

This application process is now open, and will close on the 18th December 2020 at …

Travel Exceptions November 19November 19

Exceptions This is a list of limited exceptions from the guidance not to travel into …

Calmac – 27th November to 19th DecemberNovember 17

During this period, 27th November to 19th December, MV Isle of Arran will be covering …

News Summary 17 NovemberNovember 17

19 council areas see no change to their levels this week. 2 areas, East Lothian …

Scottish Child Payment – DetailsNovember 12

What is Scottish Child Payment? It’s a new payment for families on certain benefits or …

Helping students home at the end of termNovember 11

Plans to support students to return safely. Thousands of students in Scotland will be tested …

Supporting the Langoustine sectorNovember 9

£1 million assistance for new group. A new resilience group has been granted £1 million …

Renewable heat scheme for homeownersNovember 9

Support to reduce energy usage. A new £4.5 million cashback incentive to help people install renewable and …

Germany & Sweden – Travellers must quarantine for 14 daysNovember 6

Quarantine for travellers arriving from Germany and Sweden Travellers arriving in Scotland from Germany and …

Furlough Scheme extended and other measuresNovember 5

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme across the UK …

Support for the Self EmployedNovember 2

The self-employed will be able to claim state aid of up to 80% of profits, …

New benefit system to offer short term assistanceNovember 2

Payment introduced to protect people when challenging benefit decisions. People challenging disability benefit decisions will …

Mortgage holidays extendedNovember 2

Mortgage payment holidays are being extended for homeowners financially affected by the pandemic. The scheme …

Credit card freeze extendedNovember 2

Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance, personal loans and pawned goods have been extended …

Updated schools guidanceOctober 31

Strengthened safety measures for pupils and staff. Guidance on school safety has been updated to …

Hardship grants open to licensed sports and social clubsOctober 31

The Economy Secretary has confirmed eligibility for more licensed businesses required by law to close …

Face covering exemption cards launchedOctober 29

Supporting everyone to feel safer. The Scottish Government has produced a face covering exemption card, …

Hospitality provisions – changes to current restrictionsOctober 27

The new levels framework will increase the opportunity for hospitality businesses to operate during different …

Proposals for Tourism recoveryOctober 24

Taskforce recommendations published. The Scottish Tourism Recovery Taskforce has published its recommendations for supporting the …

Halloween and Bonfire NightOctober 24

Families and children are being urged to avoid guising this Halloween to minimise the risk …

New Strategic Framework documentOctober 23

This document sets out our strategic approach to suppress the virus to the lowest possible …

Business Financial Support – Update 23 OctoberOctober 23

The First Minister has said that some restrictions on business are likely to be necessary …

Shielding Update – 23 OctoberOctober 23

The First Minister has advised that anyone who was shielding should follow, as a minimum, …

Financial SupportOctober 22

The UK Government has announced new support for businesses. 1) Grants for businesses affected by …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Restrictions FundOctober 20

Eligibility and how to apply for a share of the £40 million fund to support …

Self-Isolation Support GrantOctober 14

Nobody should be forced to choose between doing the right thing, and being able to …

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and ProtectOctober 13

Test and Protect, Scotland’s approach to implementing the ‘test, trace, isolate, support strategy’, is a public …

12 October- English Area RestrictionsOctober 12

These are details of which areas are subject to which alert level in England The …

Visiting times extended for friends and family.October 12

Care home residents and their family and friends will soon be able to enjoy longer …

New Financial Support for BusinessesOctober 9

The UK government will pay two-thirds of the wages of staff in pubs, restaurants and …

COVID-19 Winter Hardship FundOctober 8

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, this coming winter will be very challenging for many …

Building Back Better – Online community forum launchesOctober 8

Communities across Argyll and Bute continue to play a significant part in the response to …

Revised Retail Sector GuidanceOctober 8

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

School Exams UpdateOctober 7

The Scottish Government has announced that – National 5 exams will be cancelled and replaced …

Your views needed on Amenity servicesOctober 5

Argyll and Bute’s council has to identify options to meet a projected budget gap of …

Guidance – Organised activities for children and young people.October 5

Comprehensive Guidance has been revised and updated [05 October] Available here: Scottish Government Mother/baby groups …

A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful – Closed from mid-afternoon on SaturdayOctober 3

BEAR Scotland teams are on standby for heavy rain across much of Scotland this weekend …

Advice for animal ownersOctober 2

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on looking after the health and welfare of …

Flu DROP IN clinic further informationSeptember 29

Please direct any queries to the surgery by phoning 01688 302 013/ 302 109. We …

Mull and Iona PantrySeptember 29

Mull and Iona Pantry will be closed from Thursday 1st October – Wednesday 14th October. …

Community food-growing spacesSeptember 29

This guidance applies to outdoor community food-growing sites. This includes all forms of community food-growing …

Rebuilding a fairer Scotland after COVID-19September 28

Expertise and experience wanted to help tackle poverty and inequality. Ideas are being gathered to …

Student GuidanceSeptember 27

The Scottish government has just issued updated guidance that students can return to their family homes (previously …

Priority post boxes for Covid19 test kitsSeptember 25

Priority post boxes for Covid19 test kits are.. Salen Pillar box (outside Spar shop) Aros …

Help shape a fairer recoverySeptember 25

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting people and communities – call for ideas Community groups and organisations can …

Tourism and hospitality sector guidanceSeptember 25

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

New Government Support announcedSeptember 24

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and …

Flu Clinics – Mull & Iona Medical GroupSeptember 24

We are now able to release the dates for our proposed flu clinics. If you …

New measures – Self CateringSeptember 24

From Friday 25 September, people from more than one household (or extended household) must not …

A83 has ReopenedSeptember 23

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful reopened under traffic light control this morning …

New Measures – Document linksSeptember 22

If you want to read in more depth the links below will connect you to …

New Measures to drive down infection rateSeptember 22

Further measures to protect the population from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been announced …

A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful – Reopens WednesdaySeptember 22

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is expected to reopen under traffic light …

Monday 21st September – BriefingsSeptember 21

There have been significant Press conferences this morning. Chief Scientific Officer of the United Kingdom, …

New Restrictions in EnglandSeptember 18

‘Major increase’ in Covid cases in north-west England, Yorkshire and parts of the Midlands In …

Travel – Quarantine changesSeptember 18

People arriving in England and Scotland from Singapore and Thailand will not have to quarantine …

A83 – Rest and Be Thankful – updateSeptember 18

Clearance work continues at Rest and Be Thankful following landslide The repair of damage to …

North East England – Restrictions confirmedSeptember 17

The Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham council areas will …

Calmac Winter Time tables – Bookings OpenSeptember 16

Booking for the Winter timetable is now open. Calmac Winter Time …

Old Military Road reopenedSeptember 16

The road used to divert traffic past a landslide at the Rest and Be Thankful …

Small businesses – Insurance ClaimsSeptember 15

Small businesses in the UK have been thrown a lifeline after London’s High Court ruled some …

Roads UpdateSeptember 15

The Old Military Road local diversion route has reopened this morning, Tuesday, following the completion …

Building resilience for island communitiesSeptember 14

Island communities will benefit from a £2 million programme of locally-led green projects designed to …

Further quarantine measures introduced for travellersSeptember 11

Quarantine required for Hungary and La Réunion travel, while Sweden added to exemption list. Travellers …

Changes to Rules 10 SeptemberSeptember 10

The following changes have a confirmed date of Monday 14 September but we are encouraged …

Protect Scotland – New App detailsSeptember 10

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone …

Keep Argyll & Bute out of LockdownSeptember 9

With the number of positive Covid-19 cases rising in Scotland, it’s important we work together …

Mobile Testing – Week 7th SeptemberSeptember 8

Community Testing for Covid-19 in mainland Argyll & Bute Schedule from 8 September 2020 Accessing …

Extended restrictions – Renfrewshire & East DunbartonshireSeptember 7

Due to a continued rise in #coronavirus cases in the West of Scotland, we are extending restrictions …

CalMac Support for Customers with Urgent Medical AppointmentsSeptember 4

CalMac have introduced a new Urgent Medical Appointments Protocol to support island residents traveling to …

Portugal – Arrivals will have to self-isolateSeptember 3

Passengers arriving in Scotland from Portugal after 04:00 on Saturday will have to self-isolate for …

Help for childcare providersSeptember 3

Transitional Support Fund opens to help protect from COVID-19. Applications are now open for funding …

Automatic delivery of prescriptions ending 14th SeptemberSeptember 3

Automatic delivery of prescriptions ending 14th September Due to the reductions in lockdown restrictions the …

Sign up for home insulation schemeSeptember 1

Argyll and Bute residents have the opportunity to make their homes warmer, more energy efficient …

Travellers from Greece will have to self-isolate from ThursdaySeptember 1

Travellers from Greece will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days on arrival …

Restrictions introduced across West of ScotlandSeptember 1

Indoor gatherings limited in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire. Following an increase in the …

Living Well Grants – Argyll & Bute HSCPSeptember 1

Argyll & Bute HSCP have launched year 2 of the Living Well (Self Management grants) …

Free debt advice expandedAugust 31

More people will be able to benefit from free debt advice following investment from the …

Extra support for families of disabled childrenAugust 31

The Scottish Government will lay legislation to enable delivery of the new Child Winter Heating …

Scottish culture and heritage – Emergency funding announcedAugust 28

Culture and heritage sectors are to benefit from a £59 million funding package to protect …

Fishing Boats – After BrexitAugust 28

Owners are being urged to register their fishing vessels as food businesses, and have them …

Travel Changes from 04.00 SaturdayAugust 28

Travellers from the Czech Republic & Jamaica will be required to quarantinemfrom 4.00am Saturday. Source: …

Check if you can claim a grant …August 28

… through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. If you’re self-employed or a member of a …

Police given powers to break up large housepartiesAugust 27

Police Scotland granted powers to break up large house parties. Restrictions on social gatherings will …

Scottish secondary school pupils will have to wear face coverings …August 25

Scottish secondary school pupils will have to wear face coverings in corridors, communal areas and …

Events sector guidanceAugust 24

There have been numerous updates to the Events Sector guidance. Document Published 23 August. Available …

Country Travel rules – 20 AugustAugust 20

A significant rise in the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Austria, Croatia, Switzerland …

Gyms etc – 31 AugustAugust 20

Gyms, swimming pools and indoor sports courts can now reopen from 31 August. For indoors …

Delivering R100 (Superfast broadband access for all)August 18

Voucher scheme to ensure superfast broadband access for all. Details of a voucher scheme to …

Advice for unpaid carersAugust 17

This guidance is for anyone who cares for a friend or family member who, due …

France – Quarantine for arrivals from 04.00 am Saturday [UK Government]August 13

The UK & Scottish governments have removed France from the Covid-19 travel corridor list. The …

Road surfacing work starting 19th AugustAugust 12

Capital surfacing works will start next week on Mull. The roads affected will be… B8073 Killiemore …

Aberdeen – Restrictions continueAugust 12

People in Aberdeen City are asked not to travel more than 5 miles for leisure, …

West Coast Motors – Service update from 12 AugustAugust 11

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

Face Covering Exempt CardAugust 10

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

Care home visiting expandedAugust 8

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

Tobermory – Kilchoan Ferry – Supplemetary informationAugust 7

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

Changes in Face Covering Guidance – 7 AugustAugust 7

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

From 14 August – Collecting contact details manadatory for Hospitality BusinessesAugust 7

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

Tobermory – Kilchoan FerryAugust 6

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

Back to school travel guidanceAugust 5

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

Aberdeen – New RestrictionsAugust 5

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

A83 Road ClosureAugust 5

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

Give your views on housing in Argyll and ButeAugust 4

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

Oban – Craignure | 10 August – 18 October 2020 TimetableAugust 3

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

Restrictions in the North West – HolidaysAugust 3

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

Tobermory Open Air Producers Market – 11-2 Every MondayAugust 2

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

Round & About – August Issue – Available NowAugust 1

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

Travel to North West of EnglandJuly 31

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

Contact TracingJuly 31

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

Calmac Update – 30 JulyJuly 30

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

Childcare & SchoolsJuly 30

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

News Update 30 JulyJuly 30

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

Self Isolation period increasedJuly 30

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

Hotel Recovery ProgrammeJuly 29

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

Coronavirus Support Scheme for Self-catering BusinessesJuly 29

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 forJuly 29

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

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland: information for patientsJuly 29

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 safelyJuly 29

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?July 28

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

Funding to support EventsJuly 26

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

Bus TimetablesJuly 26

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

Quarantine – reimposed on arrivals from SpainJuly 25

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

Advice to animal ownersJuly 24

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

Mull and Iona Vets Covid-19 Update:July 24

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

Mull Music Festival – Postponed until April 2021July 23

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

Changes to Shielding from 23 JulyJuly 23

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

Guidance for homeworkingJuly 23

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

Guidance for caravan sites and holiday parksJuly 23

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

Calmac Update 21 JulyJuly 21

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

COVID-19 testing for under-fivesJuly 21

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

Updated Guidance – 20 JulyJuly 20

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

Quarantine rules lifted for SpainJuly 20

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

Retail sector guidance – RevisedJuly 17

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

Agriculture loan scheme launchesJuly 17

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

Support for childcare sectorJuly 16

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

Updated Guidance for Funeral ServicesJuly 15

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

Test and Protect – Multi-sector guidanceJuly 14

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

Breast Cancer Screening to resumeJuly 13

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

Small and micro businesses guidance for safe re-openingJuly 13

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

Visiting family and friends in hospitalJuly 12

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.July 11

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

Tourism and hospitality sector guidanceJuly 11

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

Guidance for Hairdressers and barbersJuly 11

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

Public Toilets Reopening – UpdateJuly 10

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

Guidance on moving homeJuly 10

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

Childminder services guidanceJuly 10

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

Retail sector guidanceJuly 10

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

Staying safe and protecting others – All the Rules!July 10

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

Help for homebuyers and employment supportJuly 10

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

Calmac 9 July 2020 – Bookings and Physical DistancingJuly 9

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

Shielding Advice – From 10 JulyJuly 9

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

Lockdown Changes – Update 9 JulyJuly 9

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

Visitor CharterJuly 9

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

Updated guidance for people with specific medical conditionsJuly 9

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

Next steps for people shieldingJuly 8

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

Scotland AirbridgesJuly 8

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

Summer Financial Statement – Key PointsJuly 8

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

Argyll & Bute Council – Visitors urged to use official campsitesJuly 7

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

Visiting IonaJuly 7

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

Guidance for museums, galleries and heritage attractionsJuly 6

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

Tourism and Hospitality sector guidanceJuly 4

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

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally cancelledJuly 4

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

Round & About – July Issue OUT NOWJuly 3

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

Second homes guidance – July 3July 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 ArgyllJuly 3

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

Events Sector – GuidanceJuly 3

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

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee updateJuly 3

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

Staying Safe and protecting others (physical distancing)July 3

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

Caravan sites and holiday parksJuly 2

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

Lockdown Update July 2July 2

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

Calmac Ferry Timetables 1 July – 18 OctoberJuly 2

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

Tobermory Harbour- Update 1 JulyJuly 1

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

Small Business Support GrantJuly 1

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

School Age Payment – DetailsJune 30

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

Visiting patients in hospitals – 13 JulyJune 30

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

Guidance for Creative studiosJune 30

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

Guidance for retail, tourism and hospitality customersJune 30

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

Resuming cervical screeningJune 29

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

Guidance for private landlords and letting agents – Updated 29 JuneJune 29

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

Guidance for businesses on physical distancingJune 29

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

Brendan O’Hara – Question & AnswersJune 29

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

Opening public and customer toiletsJune 28

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

Calmac Update – 26 JuneJune 27

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

Shopping scheme update – 26 JuneJune 26

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

Second homes guidance – Updated 26 JuneJune 26

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

New guidance for customersJune 26

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

Care Home VisitsJune 25

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

Key DatesJune 25

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

Money Worries?June 24

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

Calmac Statement – 24 JuneJune 24

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

Changes in Lockdown & Indicative datesJune 24

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

Enhanced safety for health and social care staffJune 23

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

Schools to return full-time in August – if progress maintainedJune 23

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

Aquaculture Hardship Fund detailsJune 23

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

Guidance on moving home – From 29 JuneJune 23

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

Second homes guidance – CoronavirusJune 23

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

Urgent Dental careJune 22

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

NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect adviceJune 21

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

Restarting tourism safely – New GuidanceJune 20

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

Shopping ServiceJune 20

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

Calmac Update 19 June – Phase 2June 19

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

Coronavirus threat downgradedJune 19

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

Credt & Store cards – Payment Holiday ExtensionJune 19

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

Funeral services in places of worshipJune 19

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

Shielding support and contacts – 19 JuneJune 19

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

Advice for people with specific medical conditions – 18 JuneJune 18

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

Returning to work safely – Update 18 JuneJune 18

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 guidanceJune 18

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

Tourism and hospitality sector guidanceJune 18

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

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee – Ferry Capacity over the summerJune 18

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

Phase 2 ChangesJune 18

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

Moving to Phase 2 of the LockdownJune 18

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

Shielding? Today you can leave home to exerciseJune 18

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

Bin collections go back to three weekly cycleJune 16

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?June 16

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

Free school meals extendedJune 16

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

Mull & Iona Covid19 Local Resilience FundJune 16

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

Argyll & Bute Hardship Fund – B&B’sJune 16

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

Reopening childcare safelyJune 16

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

Calmac Customer Update – 12 June 2020June 12

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

Argyll & Bute Council NewsJune 12

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

COVID-19 guidance for farmers and croftersJune 11

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

Construction industry – Update 11 JuneJune 11

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

Summer support for studentsJune 11

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

Help-to-Buy scheme – ExtendedJune 11

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

Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering PropertiesJune 10

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

Scottish tourism sector could reopen on 15 JulyJune 10

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

Glengorm Recycling CentreJune 10

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

Support for tourism industryJune 10

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

Caring for People – Report 9th JuneJune 10

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

Ferries & Coronavirus surveyJune 8

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

Shielding extended until 31 JulyJune 8

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

More support for small businessesJune 8

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

New health measures for travellers to ScotlandJune 8

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

Update from Mull & Iona Ferry Committee – June 6June 6

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

Guidance for hill walkers and climbersJune 5

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

CRUMBS!June 5

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

Accomodation for Hospital Appt’s in GlasgowJune 4

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

Army Mobile COVID19 Testing Unit on Mull todayJune 4

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

Calmac Essential timetable until 30 JuneJune 3

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

Extra payment for CarersJune 3

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

Mobile Testing Unit for Essential Workers -ThursdayJune 2

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

Round & About – June IssueJune 2

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

Best Start Grant School Age Payment.June 1

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

Additional quota for inshore fishingJune 1

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

Next steps for NHS ScotlandMay 31

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

Self-Employment Income Scheme to be extendedMay 29

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

Furlough scheme detailsMay 29

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

Tobermory Harbour Association guidelines for easing lockdownMay 29

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

Calmac – Changed GuidanceMay 28

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

Changes to Lockdown – Phase 1 starts tomorrowMay 28

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

Pharmacy Closed – Thursday 28th MayMay 28

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

Changes to bins, roads and amenity servicesMay 27

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 DetailsMay 27

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 economyMay 27

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

Updated GuidanceMay 27

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

Test & Protect ResourcesMay 27

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

Waltons Island delivery updateMay 26

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

Scientific evidence – returning to schoolsMay 26

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

Support to work safely – New Guidance by sectorMay 26

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

Test and ProtectMay 26

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

Drones delivering masks to the HospitalMay 26

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 JuneMay 22

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

Calmac – Essential timetable until 14th JuneMay 22

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

Easing Lockdown – ClarificationMay 22

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

What is the Scottish Welfare Fund?May 22

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

Tobermory Recycling centre – Reopening 1 JuneMay 22

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

Mortgage Payment ‘Holidays’ extendedMay 22

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

Schools will reopen from 11 AugustMay 21

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

Summary of Proposed Changes to Lockdown from 28 MayMay 21

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

Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisisMay 21

Download the …

Best Start Grant and Best Start FoodsMay 20

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

Coronavirus Symptoms? You can now get testedMay 18

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

Change in Official GuidanceMay 18

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

Easing Lockdown – Route mapMay 18

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

Official Guidance for Planning Covid-Safe WorkplacesMay 17

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

Short term electric bike hire to Key Workers.May 14

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

Shielding support and contactsMay 14

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

Self-Employment Income Support SchemeMay 14

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

Helpline for those seeking employment or studyingMay 14

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) recruitment | NHSScotland CareersMay 14

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

Essential workers: apply for a #coronavirus testMay 14

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

Shopping scheme update 13th MayMay 13

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

Food parcels and food deliveries – who is doing what?May 12

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

Extra support for charitiesMay 12

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

Furlough Scheme extended until OctoberMay 12

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

Isle of Mull Community Covid-19 Emergency FundMay 12

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

Co-op Tuesday 12th – Good News!May 11

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

6 Days to go …May 11

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

National Wellbeing Hub for Health & Care Workers & CarersMay 11

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

Alternatives to the Co-opMay 11

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

Shopping Service suspendedMay 11

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

MCC Comments on Scottish Government FrameworkMay 11

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

Lockdown – ChangeMay 10

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

Student Accomodation – Proposed changesMay 10

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

Additional support for Lifeline ServicesMay 10

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

Support for lockdown restrictionsMay 8

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

Additional £45m to support pivotal businesses.May 8

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

Fair Start ScotlandMay 8

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

Housebuilders – Emergency LoansMay 7

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

Connecting High Risk & Low Income groupsMay 7

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

Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown extendedMay 7

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

Co-op Update 6th MayMay 6

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

The Scottish Goverment wants to hear your ideasMay 6

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

Extra payment for unpaid carersMay 6

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

Farming – New powers over CAPMay 5

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

Home schooling – Update from Argyll & ButeMay 5

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

Mull and Iona Covid19 Local Resilience FundMay 5

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

Mull and Iona Community Hospital (MICH) UpdateMay 5

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): test, trace, isolate, support strategyMay 5

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

Preparing for economic recoveryMay 5

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

Private Rent Sector Landlord Covid-19 Loan SchemeMay 5

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-downMay 4

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

Additional Funds – Mental Health Suuport & Alcohol IssuesMay 3

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

Supporting People with AutismMay 3

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

Coronavirus Newly Self Employed Hardship FundMay 1

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

Unfamiliar faces / vehiclesMay 1

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

Exiting Lockdown?May 1

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

Round & About – Available NowMay 1

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

A Round up of adviceApril 30

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?April 30

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

Michael Russell – Live Facebook Q&A tonightApril 30

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

£100m funds to help business – Opens TodayApril 30

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

Best Start GrantsApril 29

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

Use of FacemasksApril 28

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

Fishermen/Women – SupportApril 28

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

Businesses Working togetherApril 28

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

Social distancing regulations strengthenedApril 28

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

Small Business Loans – Update 27 AprilApril 27

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

South West Mull and Iona Development UpdateApril 26

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

Introducing Mull TVApril 25

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

Auto Finance leases – Repayment freezeApril 24

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

Commercial Property ArrearsApril 23

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

Domestic AbuseApril 23

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

Royal Bank – Cards for CarersApril 23

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

Scotland’s Framework for making decisionsApril 23

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

Co-op Tobermory – Advance NoticeApril 22

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

Special dietary requirementsApril 22

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

Shielding and at high risk – Food BoxesApril 22

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

Ferries April Round upApril 22

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

Aldi Form is up and running!April 22

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

Scrubs Update – Fabric needed!April 21

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

Mull Highland Games 2020 CancelledApril 21

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

Nappy delivery serviceApril 21

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

Aldi DeliveriesApril 21

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

Oban TimesApril 20

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

Job Retention Scheme openApril 20

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

Co-Op Update – 18 AprilApril 19

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

Ruby Low – ICU NurseApril 19

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

Mull Broadcasting – 3 Episodes available NOWApril 18

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

Carers, In need of Support?April 18

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

UK Furlough scheme extendedApril 17

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

Business Round up – 17 AprilApril 17

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

Argyll & Bute Council -Travel AdviceApril 17

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

Online live Baby Massage ClassesApril 16

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

Mull BalletApril 16

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

Shielding – The Support Services are there to help youApril 16

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

Shielding – Does it apply to you?April 16

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

Isle of Mull Ice Cream Home DeliveriesApril 15

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

Food Bank DonationsApril 15

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

Third Sector – Emergency FundingApril 15

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

Sunday Sailings suspendedApril 15

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

Additional support for businessApril 15

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

EwenMe – New phone based support serviceApril 14

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

Tobermory Stores – Boxes & StockApril 14

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

Face Masks Update 14 AprilApril 14

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

Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally updateApril 14

–       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 peopleApril 13

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

Surgical Scrubs – Volunteers NeededApril 13

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

ShieldingApril 12

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

Information for Maternity PatientsApril 10

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

Community Pharmacy Easter Opening HoursApril 10

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

COVID19 Symptom Tracker AppApril 10

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

NHS Scrubs – Volunteer Coordinator needed!April 10

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

Co-op Shopping Scheme update 10th AprilApril 10

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

A message to the Mull Community ……April 10

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

Another reason to support the Co-op!April 9

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

Airbnb halts bookings in UKApril 9

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

Tobermory Post Office opening hours from 09 AprilApril 8

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

Home-Start MullApril 8

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

Masks for Mull!April 8

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

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

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

Friday DeliveriesApril 7

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

Coronavirus Funding Support and GrantsApril 7

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

Ross of Mull Art ExhibitionApril 7

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

New Overdraft RulesApril 6

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

NHS UpdateApril 4

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

NHS Fitness StudioApril 4

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

Salen – Gift of FoodApril 4

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

Universal Credit onlineApril 3

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

Bin collections from Monday 6 AprilApril 3

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

Current Business SupportApril 3

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

Using Zoom!April 3

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

West Coast MotorsApril 2

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

Ewen’s Room new Buddy Line.April 2

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

Creative Scotland Resource DirectoryApril 2

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

If your employer has told you not to workApril 2

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

Tobermory PharmacyApril 1

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

Mull and Iona Ranger ServiceApril 1

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

Sorren & Hannah, Livestream Gig 3rd AprilApril 1

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

Tobermory Spring Flower Show – Online FunApril 1

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

Tobermory Harbour Association April 1st UpdateApril 1

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

Dental surgery updateMarch 31

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

ShoppingMarch 31

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