• Local responses to Scottish Government framework for decision-making for moving out of lockdown

In response to the Scottish Government’s request for feedback on the framework document for moving out of lockdown, South West Mull and Iona Development and Iona Community Council have consulted locally and submitted the following documents:

SWMID response to SG COVID19 Framework

Iona Community Council response to SG COVID19 framework

See also the relevant Scottish Government documents:

Scottish Government: Covid-19 – A Framework for Decision Making

Scottish Government: Covid-19 – A Framework for Decision Making: Further Information

  • Local Covid-19 support

Organisations, shops and volunteers have been working together to support local people in lockdown.

Ross of Mull and Iona Community Transport (RoMICTS) are offering the following FREE services:
Pick up shopping from your local shop
Collect prescription medicines
Covering Fionnphort, Bunessan, Pennyghael, Tiroran and surrounding areas. Call Terry Hegarty on 700600.

Spar shop, Bunessan, 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00 to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday; Sunday 11.00am to 1.00pm. Please ring 700395 for pre-ordering and delivery.

Ferry Shop, Fionnphort, 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday;
Please ring 700470 for pre-ordering and delivery.

Pennyghael Stores, 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday;
Please ring 704229 for pre-ordering, to arrange collection or delivery by RoMICTS.

 Local volunteers have been trying to contact every household to check that they are okay and assist with any issues or concerns they have as a result of lockdown. If you have not been contacted and would like to speak to someone or if you know of someone that would benefit from a call, please contact Janice Hall on 700677.

  • South West Mull and Iona Development office

For the time being the, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the South West Mull and Iona Development office is closed.
We are working from home and available via email and telephone.
For general email enquiries use: or
For general telephone enquiries use: 01681 700403 (Morven Gibson)
For forest enquiries contact Philip Yielder on 07564 342610 or 01681 700611, or via email: