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Travel chaos for islands as crews call for walkout

calmacIslander are bracing themselves for three days of travel chaos as CalMac ferry workers prepare to strike tomorrow (Friday).

Members of RMT,the transport workers union,met CalMac officials in a last ditch bid to resolve the dispute over pensions and working conditions on Monday,but talks were unsuccessful.

For the full story,see the Oban Times,June 25 2015,also available online.

Lack of tower information is an utter folly

towerAction is urgently required to reveal the history of the town’s most ‘iconic landmark’.

Wandering visitors in their thousands have no idea where to park,how to get to the tower and what on earth it is,claim locals who go to the area every day.

For the full story,see the Oban Times,June 25 2015,also available online.

Signing up for Ganavan beach battle

ganavanCampaigners for free parking at Ganavan Beach say they have the backing of the community after 190 people turned out to sign their petition on Saturday.

Many more people,they said,offered their support and said they had signed the petition already.

Doreen MacLeod,who started the campaign,said:‘We haven’t had a single ‘no’ so far.’

For the full story,see the Oban Times,June 25 2015,also available online.

Youth games held in Oban

relayPupils from all ten of Argyll and Bute’s high schools took part in the youth games in Oban on Monday.
Youngsters travelled from as far as Campbeltown and Tiree to take part in the games,between 11am and 3pm.

For the full story,see the Oban Times,June 25 2015,also available online.

Annual Oban BB presentation held

bbThe 1st Oban Boys Brigade held their annual presentation on Friday night at Oban congregational church.

Organised by captain Cameron Harris,the awards are a celebration of the hard work put in by the children over the past year.

For the full story,see the Oban Times,June 25 2015,also available online.


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