Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell is delighted with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement yesterday that The North West Mull Community Trust have been granted the right to register an interest in buying the Isle of Ulva.

During her keynote speech to the SNP’s 83rd National Conference on Tuesday, the FM confirmed that after the Scottish Government took “careful consideration” they have now granted permission for the people of Ulva to start the process which could end up in a Community purchase of the island. take their island into community ownership.

Commenting-local MSP, Michael Russell said:

“The First Minister’s Speech was full of important things for all the people of Argyll and Bute. But given my own strong support for land reform it was a particular pleasure to hear the confirmation of permission to proceed for a ground breaking buyout proposal in my own constituency, something that is needed for the bid to begin to gain momentum.

The North West Mull Community Trust have worked incredibly hard for the community of the area and whilst there is still work to be done on this massive next step I am greatly looking forward to supporting them in any way I can.

From taking young care leavers out of council tax, creation of a rural tourism infrastructure fund to a publicly owned not for profit energy company Nicola Sturgeon clearly outlined how the Scottish Government will continue make Scotland the fairest and best that it can be and how she will put the people of this country back in the driving seat, creating our own, better, future.”


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