This was our first public event since March 2020, when the pandemic prevented us from opening – among many more serious events, world-wide. On Mull, community life had to take new forms: while there was still neighbourliness and mutual help, there was no possibility of gathering in local halls. We remained closed in 2020, operating only on-line, and continued until midway through 2021, when we opened our doors to individuals or one family group at a time. So the 4th September, still in the time of Covid and with potential audiences remaining cautious, was a significant stage in our ‘opening up’ – when we booked Creich Hall for an evening on Maps.
The starting point was the gift of an original Joan Blaeu printed map, taken from one of his atlases, and framed. It will be put on show, when the Centre opens next year. Click here to read the full story.
Alongside that, we had a fascinating illustrated talk from Rutger Emmelkamp of Knockvologan Studies, about different ways of mapping the world – and our immediate environment : Ways of seeing the world.
Meanwhile, visit the talk given by Eleanor MacDougall PhD about: Gaelic place names on the Ross – and their stories