New shed-load of joy for games
UISKEN Beach Games has become a firm favourite feature of Mull’s summer and a new shed will see it go on for another 25 years.
For the last few years, campers have allowed the local RNLI fundraising branch to raise money through a barbeque, souvenir sales and other stalls, which helps to pay for this essential, voluntary service around the UK’s coast.
This year’s event, which started on Sunday July 26, included a model aircraft display, open entry raft race, sideshow games as well as food, souvenirs and beach games for all members of the family.
However, recent events have been working against the success of the games. Retirement of some of the local farmers and sale of various outbuildings have led to a shortage of storage for much of the equipment needed to run a successful games.
But thanks to a legacy from Brendan Soane, a long-time camper, who passed away in 2013, and the generous help of many local contractors and people, the new Uisken Games storage shed was opened by Gordon Soane, in memory of his father.
Situated on the beach side croft of Ronald Campbell MBE, president of the RNLI Ross of Mull and Iona branch, the shed allows for storage of all the equipment needed on games day.
Mr Campbell said: ‘We would like to thank Argyll Estates, Rutherford Plant, Mr Preban Andressan, Mull Building Supplies, D. Galbraith of McLaughlan Quarries, G. Hardy of Dalmally and Mr R and Mrs S Campbell, for their generosity and goodwill in allowing or contributing to the erection of the shed.’