Mull’s past re­vealed by in­dus­tri­ous vol­un­teers

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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