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CalMac ferry contract win finds favour across region


THERE has been widespread support for the decision to award the £900 million contract to operate the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Network to CalMac.

Read the full story in the May 26, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

Public have say over Ganavan


Plans to lease land at Ganavan Sands are for the benefit of everyone in Oban, councillors told a public meeting on Monday.

Read the full story in the May 26, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

Call for SSE to shed light on giant energy project


COMMUNITIES have to wake up to Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) gamble to turn north Argyll into a more profitable environment for wind farms.

Read the full story in the May 26, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

A85 reopens after accident

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The A85 at Connel has reopened after an accident involving two vehicles at the junction onto the A828 to Connel Bridge. The accident has now been cleared and police are directing the traffic queues which have backed up in both directions. Expect delays.

Police hunt hillwalker last seen in Fort William


POLICE in Lochaber are appealing for assistance to trace a missing hillwalker who has not been seen for more than two weeks.

Goffredo Bondanelli was captured on CCTV at Fort William station on May 3 boarding a train to Lochailort.

The 56-year-old German national was due to undertake a five day walk between Lochailort and Glenfinnan; with plans to return to Glenfinnan on May 8. Believed to be an experienced hill walker, Mr Bondanelli is described as being around 5’10” in height

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