Mull’s past revealed by industrious volunteers
AN INDUSTRIOUS group of volunteers cleared up an almost hidden street behind Main Street in Tobermory on the isle of Mull.
Known locally as Shore Street, the street was strewn with decades of debris and overgrown bushes, but with a concerted effort from a dozen or so volunteers its appearance was immediately improved.
Councillor Mary-Jean Devon helped to organise the event and a treat for everyone who came along to help, with a barbecue to round off the work.
Mrs Devon said: ‘This is one of the oldest streets in Tobermory and for many years has been reglected.
‘In June actress Elaine C Smith is coming to film her
Birdz Eye View programme and we are going to have a party on the street to show it off. We wanted to make sure this piece of history was on show for her, and everyone else, to see.
‘The team of volunteers all gave two hours and it was incredible the difference we made. We picked up 36 bags of rubbish and found lots of old pots and planters. Shore Street will be Tobermory’s answer to Ashton Lane [in Glasgow].’
Stuart and Helen Orr who own an arts and crafts business on Shore Street said: ‘The area behind the Co- op was a bit unkempt and in some places it was falling to bits. We hope to continue the work at An Camus. In time we would like to open a studio for artists and crafts people.’