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Mull through the Seasons

Fun, Action, Musical, Theatrical, Historical, Cultural

There’s something for everyone, young and even younger at heart…………..

MONTH

WHAT'S HAPPENING AND WHAT'S ON?

FURTHER INFORMATION WEBSITE LINKS


JANUARY

Ben More from Craig and Colodoir Burn
A wintry road through Glen More
 


January is a quiet month on the island for visitors - many of the residents will be enjoying the peace and quiet and making the most of a well earned rest following Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations. The traditional old New Year is still celebrated on 12 January as well as Burns Night with many Haggis, Neeps and Tattie Suppers being devoured on 25th across the island.

Bird and wild life is active as the resident birds start their courtships so there is still plenty to see and do outdoors. The hunting and shooting season is still on going (deer and game birds). Accommodation may be limited in January so check out the links to the right. Start booking your holiday now.


Monthly news and events journal
www.roundandaboutmull.co.uk

Arts, Music, Drama and Cultural Events
www.mulltheatre.com

www.antobar.co.uk
www.maclean.org
www.duartcastle.com
www.mullfest.org.uk
www.mullmod.org.uk


Island Tourism Marketing and Information Websites
www.isle-of-mull.net
www.holidaymull.co.uk/index.php
www.wildisles.co.uk/
www.visitscotland.com/
www.accommodationsmull.co.uk

Boat Trip Operators
www.staffatrips.co.uk
www.staffatours.com
www.volanteiona.com
www.boattripsiona.com

Wild Life Tour Operators

Island Sporting Clubs & Events

www.mullrugby.co.uk
www.mullcyclosportive.co.uk
www.whyw.co.uk

www.mullrunners.com
www.mullrally.com


FEBRUARY

winter breezes Fionnphort
Winter breezes on Fionnphort Pier
 


Regular arts, craft, theatre & live music events are going on throughout the year all over Mull. Check out the websites opposite for further information.

The island is still pretty much in a deep winter sleepy slumber, but don't let that put you off - if you love wild life, bird life, walking and everything raw, wild and robust about Scotland and the isles, then this is the place to come.

 

MARCH
pale lemon primrose, primula vulgaris treshnish isles
Spring primroses are abundant
 


Spring is very much beginning to arrive as the land begins to waken up after the dark winter months - lush green spring growth, frisky spring lambs, gorgeous aromatic gorse with bursts of yellow, primroses galore.

Bird life galore and with lighter longer days it's a great time to take advantage of the off-peak season. There are some great deals to be had - Spring Breaks including our fabulous 3 for 2 B&B offers in March.
 


APRIL

Bluebell woods Gribun Isle of Mull
Bluebells at Gribun Isle of Mull
 


Spring continues with plenty of colour exploding in the hedgerows, eggs hatching and spring lambs hopping and skipping in the fields.

The first boat trips out to Staffa start running this month along with whale watching trips. Puffins and other sea birds start arriving in April ready for the breeding season. 

Annual Easter Sunday Fun Run at Bunessan Sunday 20 April 2014. Three fun runs for all the family. Children's run of 3km start 12.45 Loop run approx 7km start 12.30 Fun Run approx 11km start 12.30. Registration on the day. £6 for adults £1 for primary school children. Details to be confirmed

Mull Music Festival
– mix of traditional & contemporary music taking place in various pubs and venues in and around Tobermory.
2014 dates - 25, 26 & 27 April 2014


MAY
 white tailed eagle flying over hills on Mull
White tailed Eagles
 


Mull Rugby Sevens
1 day event @ Mull Rugby Club, Garmony, Nr. Craignure. Annual Sevens rugby tournament with teams playing from all over Scotland, known as the 'World's Most Sociable Sevens'. Dance in club house in evening. 2014 date - To be advised

Wild life is abundant in May from sea eagle chicks fledging to puffins burrowing. This is one of the best months to visit especially if you are an avid bird watcher. The Ross of Mull has some of the best viewing on the whole island.

For wild life and boat operators


JUNE

summer flower pots
Summer flower pots at Seaview
 


Summer flowers in the garden start to really blossom and with long sunny daylight hours the growth yet is quick and the blooms are abundant.

Isle of Mull Cyclosportive - Sunday 8 June 2014 starting at 8 am


Come and join the Isle of Mull Cycle club on the some of the best cycling roads in Scotland. The Isle of Mull Sportive circumnavigates the Hebridean isle on 87 miles (140km) of quiet roads, climbing 1130m as you pass through mile after mile of spectacularly scenic Scottish countryside.
This isn't a closed road event - it hardly needs to be. Aside from other cyclists, the main distractions will be the views and the wildlife. But this is no bird watching trip. 

 


JULY
Round Mull Yacht Race
Round Mull Yacht Race

Birthe Marie Alternative Boat Hire
 



Round Mull Yacht Race - 27, 28 & 29 June 2014.
The Round Mull yacht race is run over a three day weekend every year. The race is one of the highlights of the West Coast yachting calendar. Every year boats from all over Scotland and further afield converge on Oban for a great weekend of racing amongst some of the finest scenery and sailing anywhere in the world.

Mendelssohn on Mull 6-12 July 2014. A wonderful 6 day event at various locations around Mull & Iona celebrating 25 years of marvellous music-making. Classical concerts & recitals including evening concert in banqueting hall at Duart Castle and other venues around Mull and on Iona.

Mull Highland Games  24 July 2014 Annual traditional competitive 1 day event at Erray Park, Tobermory 10.30 am - 4 pm

West Highland Yachting Week:  12 July - 18 July 2014
1 week event in waters around west coast. Yachting competition plus shore based events.
Mull & Iona Pipe Band Céilidh  - fun filled evening of dance & live music, in the village hall Iona. Return ferry boat provided. Date to be notified. Catch up with the band on their Facebook page.


AUGUST

black face tup
Black face tup


Bunessan Agricultural Show Date to be confirmed August 2014 - traditional highland and island agricultural show show casing the best of island rural life in the fields alongside Bunessan School followed by a dance in Bunessan Village Hall.

Salen Show 7 August 2014 - 1 day event, Salen Showground. Livestock/produce tents/beer tents/refreshments and stalls. Dance in marquee in evening.
Uisken Beach Games
– Uisken, Nr. Bunessan, annual 1 day event fun for all, suitable for 5-11 year old. Outdoor games & art activities. Proceeds usually in aid of the RNLI. Look out for flyers in the local shops on the Ross
Mull Half Marathon - Sunday 10 August 2014 A fun event with cash prizes along the scenic and reasonably flat, road between Craignure and Salen.
Iona Golf Open – Friday 8 August 2014
One day event. A well kept secret but attracts entrants from around the world! Entry required a couple of days before at Iona Post Office. Test your handicap on this wildest of golf courses regarded as a more expressive course, than an accurate one! Best 9 holes out of 18 (if you can find them all!) Mind the cows & sheep.

 


SEPTEMBER

superb Seaview seafood
Fresh Seafood Platter a la Seaview
 


Isle of Mull MOD  12 & 13 Sept 2014 - 2 day event at Aros Hall, Tobermory. Competition of Gaelic singers and musicians.

In September we celebrate the diverse bounty of culinary delights grown and produced on the Isle of Mull by cooking and serving dinner for our guests. Seafood platters are our specialty, by prior arrangement and subject to availability. Combine one of our Short Breaks with a fresh seafood.

Still plenty of bird watching and wild life going on; summer migratory birds are leaving.

 

 


OCTOBER

Isle of Mull Rally

Isle of Mull Car Rally
 


Mull Car Rally 10-12 October 2014 - Popular long standing 3 day road race event around the island. Competitors from all over the UK take part in this popular event where public roads are closed at intervals over the weekend. There is a night stage of the rally on the Ross of Mull and roads are closed in Bunessan overnight on the Friday/Saturday but it doesn't affect us down in Fionnphort. 3 for 2 B&B offers available in October

 


NOVEMBER

Highland reflections Loch Scridain
Highland Reflections on Loch Scridain
 



Even though it's winter the social calendars are full of regular arts, craft, theatre & live music events throughout the long dark winter nights all over Mull.


DECEMBER

Wintry scenes across Loch Pottie to Burg
Winter snow in Fionnphort

 


Even though it's winter the social calendars are full of regular arts, craft, theatre & live music events throughout the long dark winter nights all over Mull.

 

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