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MILESTONES OF MULL

A very interesting email came in via the website. Someone suggested that the milestones, all around Mull, might be refurbished to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and also to remember HM Queen Victoria, in whose honour the milestones were originally installed. Some folks may remember that long-standing MH&AS member Peter Keeley, took on the task of refurbishing the mileposts from Knock to Kilfinichan as his Mullennium project (Yes, it was the MULLennium here!). Now, all the Mull milestones are in need of attention and so, at the AGM on Friday 8th April, we agreed to take on the task. We’ll be inviting local businesses to sponsor renovation of a milepost (maybe one close to their business) and we already have volunteers lined up to wield the paintbrushes. The cast iron mileposts will need to be rubbed down, painted with red lead paint then white exterior matt gloss paint and then the letters and numbers picked out in black paint. We’ll need to buy the materials including brushes etc. so donations will be very welcome. You can do this via our PayPal account (the link is on this page) using the reference ‘Mull Milestones’. We’ll keep you updated about our progress.

 

FORT FOR THE DAY!

There’s a great new website ‘Fort for the Day‘ (great play on words there!). It was a lockdown project by a talented lady called Carol Watson. Read all about it and have a look at this which is the fort ‘Dun Sgaillean’ not far from Dervaig. It’s on the O.S. Explorer Map no 374 Isle of Mull North & Tobermory. Grid reference NM 41755570.

Who knows – we might get a walk out there at some point.

 

This is the place to see how we are encouraging young people to get involved in their heritage – start ’em young and, maybe, they’ll stick with it. It’s on Thursday 17th and you can book here:

Love Heritage Webinar | CHARTS. Argyll and the Isles (chartsargyllandisles.org)

 

AGM 2022, Friday 8th April. 7pm  An Roth, Craignure.

Member Steve Littlewood, author of Wild Mull: A natural history of the island and its people, which many members will have read, will be our speaker.

 

His talk with slides, “Wild Mull: A continuing history of the island’s people and wildlife” has been specially written for MH&AS and is based on much of the research that Steve did for the book, but with a focus on the people and their interaction with the wildlife. Light refreshments and a raffle.

Please book by emailing mull.h.and.a.s@gmail.com or ring 01688 500111 (Call Guardian installed so please follow the instructions or leave a message).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many apologies to all who were looking forward to seeing this but it has had to be cancelled for reasons outwith our control.  We hope to reschedule it in the not too distant future.                                                        Thursday 21st April, 7pm, An Roth, Craignure.

Dr Matthew Ayre, of The Arctic Institute of North America at

Calgary University, Canada will be on Mull in late April and

has very kindly agreed to give a talk with slides, about the loss and rediscovery of the Dundee whaler, ‘Nova Zembla’.

Numbers are likely to be limited, please book by emailing mull.h.and.a.s@gmail.com or ring 01688 500111 (Call Guardian installed so please follow the instructions or leave a message).