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Oban South and Isles by-election candidates announced

Argyll and Bute logoFollowing the resignation of Fred Hall as an Argyll and Bute councillor for Oban South and the Isles,a by-election will take place on Thursday May 22 2014,alongside the election for Members of the European Parliament.
The nominated candidates for the Oban South and the Isles election are:John MacGregor,North Connel,Oban –Independent;Neil MacIntyre,Glencruitten,Oban –Scottish Labour Party;Iain Stewart MacLean,  North Connel,Oban –Scottish National Party (SNP);David Pollard,Salen,Aros,Isle of Mull –Scottish Liberal Democrats;Andrew Vennard,Tweeddale Street,Oban –Scottish Conservative and Unionist.
For more in formation on the forthcoming by-election,see The Oban Times. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital.

Road campaign group calls for urgent action on A82 corner

Transport ScotlandRoad campaign group The A82 Partnership is demanding urgent action after a further spate of accidents on the same corner four miles south of Fort William.

Two accidents happened over the weekend of April 12-13 2014 following the fatal accident of a Wester Ross man at the beginning of April 2014.

The accidents happened just where the road surface changes from non-skid to ordinary tarmac.Police Scotland

For more details of the investigations and call for action see The Oban Times,April 17 2014. Also on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Skye man completes 125-mile run round island

Ali at The finish lineAlmost 1,000 people turned out to give Ally ‘K’MacPherson a hero’s welcome in Portree at the finish of his punishing 125-mile run round the Isle of Skye for Cancer Research UK –and many more cheered him along the way.

The CalMac steward crossed the line two minutes before his target time of 35 hours.

‘I would do it again in a minute,’he said afterwards.

Read his story in The Oban Times,April 17 2014 and found out the fanastic sum of money he raised. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital.

Wardens to return to streets of Argyll

parking on street oban wardensParking wardens are making a return to Argyll’s town centre streets from Monday,May 12 in a bid to halt a parking free-for-all.

After a three-year absence,with intermittent and limited enforcement by police officers,wardens will be patrolling the streets as well as Argyll and Bute Council-owned car parks.

Not only will the local authority employees be handing out fines for parking infringements,the ‘amenity’wardens will be ticketing for littering and dog fouling.

For the full story and more details on their role,see The Oban Times,April 17 2104. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Green Machine powers into record book

Oban Lorne Gren machine rugby vs StrathavenOBAN Lorne RFC prepared for their most important game in a year by registering a record victory over lowly Strathaven.

The Green Machine rolls into Garnock for a potential league decider on April 19,almost a year to the day that it lifted the RBS National Bowl at Murrayfield.

And Oban player-coach Corrie Louw says the tie at Garnock is just as important as that famous day in Edinburgh.

Find out the record score and read the full match report in The Oban Times,April 17 2014,also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


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