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Lismore community explores buying Bachuil House

Bachuil House

Bachuil House.

IT IS claimed to be Britain’s oldest aristocratic title and church office, older than the Archbishop of Canterbury, dating back to a Celtic saint who founded a monastery on the Isle of Lismore in the Dark Ages, and the only title, besides the Queen’s, to be granted ‘by the grace of God’.

Now one chapter in the 1,500 year history of the Baron of Bachuil and ‘heir’ or Coarb of St Moluag is closing, as another may be beginning.

Niall Livingstone of Bachuil, chief of ‘Argyll’s oldest

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Power talk at Rotary Club dinner

Top table guests at the Rotary Club of Lochaber’s annual charter dinner, back row, left to right: Peter and June Dale, Andy Rogers, Ewan Ross, Jane MacIntyre. Front: Marian Austin, Paula Ross, President of the Rotary Club of Lochaber, and Iain McIntyre, vice- president of the Rotary Club of Oban. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, The Write Image.

Top table guests, back row, left to right: Peter and June Dale, Andy Rogers, Ewan Ross, Jane MacIntyre. Front: Marian Austin, Paula Ross, President of the Rotary Club of Lochaber, and Iain McIntyre, vice- president of the Rotary Club of Oban. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, The Write Image.

THE Rotary Club of Lochaber celebrated its 66th charter night dinner last weekend at the Alexander Hotel, Fort William. Top table guests were piped in by the grandson of one the members, while the 67th club president, Paula Ross, welcomed supporters of the club as well as visitors from the Rotary Club of Oban. Proposing the toast to the club of Lochaber was principal speaker Marian Austin, who until recently was managing director of Nevis Range ski resort. A club spokesperson

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Speed campaign is launched

There are fears for the safety of children and pets on Glengallan Road.

There are fears for the safety of children and pets on Glengallan Road.

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to stop speeding drivers in a residential area of Oban. Residents of Rhuvaal Road and those living near Glengallan Road are being asked to sign a petition urging people to stop speeding along Glengallan Road and through the industrial estate. According to the petition, many pets have been killed or injured on the road, and ‘if the road keeps being used the way it is, someone is bound to get seriously injured’, it says. Anna Cameron, who lives

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Sports group and trust join forces

Around 30 people turned out to help Point and Sandwick Trust.

Around 30 people turned out to help Point and Sandwick Trust.

A JOINT celebration took place in Sandwick which saw the planting of 400 trees. The seedlings have been planted at Ionad Stoodie in Point at an event organised by Point Sport and Recreation Association which tied in with the AGM of Point and Sandwick Trust (PST). Around 30 people turned out to help mark the start of National Tree Week and celebrate progress on PST’s Croft Woodland Project. The trees planted – a mix of birch, rowan, hazel, hawthorn, holly and crab apple –

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Lochaber goes crackers for Christmas

Stallholders at Kilmallie Community Centre fair are, left to right, Jimi Milne, Berit Sejersted McIntosh and Sarah Kennedy.

Stallholders at Kilmallie Community Centre fair are, left to right, Jimi Milne, Berit Sejersted McIntosh and Sarah Kennedy.

CHRISTMAS festivities kicked off in Lochaber last week as people flocked to Christmas fairs.
Kilmallie Community Centre raised more than £700 for its funds on Saturday with candle, cards and crochet stalls.

People from in and around the community donated cakes, different meats and St Clements supplied a basket of goodies for the raffle. Ballachulish Primary School also held a school fair last Thursday, where the school’s eco decoration stall made decorations out of recycled items to raise

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