It’s really important we can’t sugar coat it. Most of the Isle of Mull economy is tourism driven. Many businesses were hoping for a good new season. It never came. For understandable reasons the Island is now closed to visitors. How can we respond to this negative news?
It’s amazing to watch how superb business has adapted to the changes. Everyone is thinking how to use there resources and talent to help in these difficult times.
You can read more about it in the Visit Mull and Iona blog. Local food shops are offering food delivery to residence. We are enjoying delicious cottage pie, steak pie and vegetables from the Tobermory Bakery. Burgers from the Glengorm Farm and fish from the Tobermory Fish Company. And many more.
We definitely appreciate the local produce even more now.
As I mentioned before I am a huge fun of unique handmade gifts, made locally in Scotland.
I can’t imagine more difficult time for them to try and sell their products. Our Tobermory Producers Market and all gift shops are now closed.
However this would be THE time when they would appreciate visitors to their online shops or dropping a message or email asking how they are doing.
On a positive note many online shops are opening. One of them is www. Isle20.com a shopping directory to support small island businesses in Scotland. What a brilliant idea!