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Oban scout Christmas post underway

SOban scout postcouts in Oban and Connel will be pounding the streets of their communities as the annual Scout Post gets underway.

The fundraiser,launched on Monday,November 17,is a Christmas card delivery service for 30 pence per card.

Cards can be delivered to Oban,Dunbeg,Connel,North Connel,Benderloch and Barcaldine.

More details in The Oban Times,November 20 2014,also available online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Dalmally station staffy turns up after suspected 'dognapping'

Dalmally station dog returnedA couple who think their pet Staffordshire bull terrier was stolen in an apparent ‘dognapping’ incident have said his safe return has brought the joy back to their home.

Liz Gaffney,who owns Dalmally railway station with partner Graeme Whaite,‘adopted’ a dog called Angus after his owner was killed in a motorcycle accident.

After going missing on Tuesday,November 11 and following a campaign on Facebook to find the ‘station Staffy’,he turned up near their home in ‘suspicious circumstances’ on the Saturday.

Read Angus’story in The Oban Times,November 20 2014,also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Lochaber firm hauls in green award

Lochaber Ferguson Transport Alasdair Ferguson

Alasdair Ferguson

A family-run Lochaber haulage firm has won a national award for making the business as energy efficient as possible.

Ferguson Transport and Shipping was named  Scotland’s environmental haulier of the year at the Scottish Transport News awards in Glasgow earlier this month,for efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the company’s road,rail and sea vehicles.

Read the full story in The Oban Times,November 20 2014,also available online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Lochaber Shinty Club's annual prize-giving

Fort William Shinty club prize givingLochaber Camanachd Shinty Club held their annual dinner dance and player of the year ceremony,where the first team player of the year award was shared between Brian MacDonald and Lachlan Campbell,while Lachlan also won supporters’ player of the year for the second year running.

For the full line-up see The Oban Times,November 20 2014,also available online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


Lochaber mountain bikers sweep the boards at Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven mountain bikingFort William mountain biker Joe Barnes took first place against more than 400 people who descended on Lochaber for the third annual Dudes of Hazzard Enduro.

The race was split into three stages around Kinlochleven and Barnes,who finished seventh in the World Series,won all the sections.

For the ladies it was Roslynn Newman from Kinlochleven who was crowned winner,also coming first in all three stages.

For more sport,including rugby,football,shinty,angling,swimming and golf,see The Oban Times,Novemebr 20 2014. Also available online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


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