Woodland Tribe at Tiroran Forest
After the success of last year’s woollen flower meadow event, Mull and Iona Ranger Emily Wilkins and local weaver Monica Haddock have organised an even bigger event for 2019. To coincide with Get Creative’s Voluntary Arts Festival between 11-19th of May, Tiroran Community Forest will be brightened up with woollen flowers and little creatures created by local knitters, embroiderers and felters.
The deadline to contribute a woollen creation is the end of April. Have a look at Emily and Monica’s Woollen Woods Invite for more information and some inspiration of what to make!
Sea Eagle Picture Competition
The sea eagle sculpture that Tilhill Forestry kindly commissioned for Tiroran Community Forest this summer has made its way into the forest to its home beside the eagle hide. The chainsaw sculpture was created and given to South West Mull and Iona Development at the Bunessan Show in August 2016. For a few weeks it stayed behind in the show-field, beside Bunessan School, giving the children an opportunity to draw pictures for a competition.
John Clare, Forest Officer, judged the competition recently. The winners were Abigael Crosby (aged 9) and Quinn Soames (aged 4). Congratulations to both – what great pictures!
Happy Birthday to us!
24th November 2016
It’s a year and a day since the communities of South West Mull and Iona took ownership of Tiroran Community Forest.
Since that day – 23rd November 2015 – we have already seen huge changes. Felling of the mature plantations began in April 2016; the landscape has been completely altered and we have started to bring in an income.
Equally exciting has been seeing local people enjoying the forest; from those of all ages who came to our ownership celebration in June, to school children exploring and learning with Emily-the-ranger, to volunteers clearing around Tigh Ana and people learning about lichens at a recent Wild Mull event in November.
Alongside all this activity, the Tiroran Community Forest eagles, Iona and Fingal, raised Staffa, the chick named by children at Bunessan Primary School. The award-winning Mull Eagle Watch were kept busy with 1300 visitors coming to see these majestic birds.