Mull Mod 2021 Cancelled

Tarbert folk group Na Smearaich took time out to practice on Tobermory seafront during the 2019 Mull Mod. From left is Daria Deravyankin, Sarah Kirk and Aimee Burnett.

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Heartbroken organisers of Mull Mòd 2021 have announced the event is cancelled – just days before it was due to start.

Mull Provincial Mòd secretary Donna Dugdale made the announcement today on Facebook blaming a sudden increase of virus cases on the island – particularly in children.

She wrote: ‘I am so very sorry to have to tell you that we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the Mod this weekend, and at such short notice, too.

‘There has been a sudden increase in the number of cases in Mull, particularly in children, and we have to think of the safety and wellbeing of all competitors, adjudicators and volunteer helpers, as well as members of the public who may have attended.

‘I know you will be as disappointed as we are, especially when some of you would have been travelling here in only a couple of days, and because we were all so looking forward to actually having a face-to-face mod.

‘I am just heartbroken to have to make this announcement and I know that the children will also be so disappointed.

‘We hope that you will all be able to come next year, for a bigger and better mod than ever. Thank you for your ongoing support.’