Fancy running tiny island’s cafe?

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Anyone seeking a job change and a more peaceful pace of life might just be tempted by this tasty morsel.

The tiny community-owned island of Ulva, just off Mull’s west coast, is looking for someone to take over its popular Boathouse cafe and restaurant.

The venue has been operating since 2007 and is looking for the right person to come along and establish a new catering business there.

Every year the island, measuring just 12km long by 4km wide with a current miniscule population of six, welcomes thousands of visitors. The Boathouse is one of its key attractions.

‘The current tenants are giving up the lease, providing an opportunity for a new operator to establish their own business on the island, support tourism development locally and be part of our friendly island community,’ says the job description.

The island is serviced by a small passenger ferry for a five-minute crossing which runs 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays from April to early October, also on Sundays during June, July and August.

Anyone interested has until 5pm on Thurday October 15 to get in touch with Wendy Reid, Ulva Development Manager, to request an information pack.

Appointments to look round the Boathouse can be arranged but as a result of Covid-19 restrictions they need to be booked first. The deadline for formal offers is 5pm on Thursday November 26.

Interested? Email boathouse@ulva.scot or write to North West Mull Community Woodland Company Limited, Penmore Mill, Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland,
PA75 6QS.

June 21 2018 was an historical date for the isle of Ulva, the subject of a successful community buyout after the private owner placed the island on the market.

The community of Ulva, represented by the North West Mull Community Woodland Company Limited (NWMCWC), secured funds from the Scottish Land Fund, the Macquarie Group and crowdfunding to allow them to buy the island attracting media attention from all corners of the world which resulted in hundreds of expressions of interest to move to the island.