LISMORE’S Ferry to Ferry Challenge on Saturday raised £5,695 – more than 10 times its target.
Islanders ran, jogged, walked or cycled from the Port Appin to Oban ferries, either 22 miles on the mainland, or the length of the island from Port Ramsay to Achnacroish.
All challengers, from 12-year-olds Katie Cook and Ewan Livingtson to septuagenarian Ina MacColl, then met in dribs and drabs at the finishing line in Oban to loud rounds of applause. One organiser and runner, Laura Cook, said
A SEALIFE trust is welcoming aboard young carers in a bid to tackle social exclusion.
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) has organised two programmes specially designed for young carers aged 15 to 17 .
Taking place this month aboard the Silurian, which is a floating classroom and dedicated research vessel, the trips offer the carers and their leader a chance to join the team on board, free of charge, and become valued members of the crew.
Pippa Garrard from HWDT said: ‘These
THE CONSTITUENCY MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch has called plans to reduce the number of Highland MPs the ‘height of hypocrisy’.
Under the proposals from the Boundary Commission, four seats would cover the Highlands and West Coast, down from five at present, with one seat stretching from Inverness to Skye, another covering most of Caithness and Sutherland, a third covering Argyll, Bute and Lochaber, and the fourth Moray and Nairn.
Ms Forbes said the proposal was ‘the height of hypocrisy
AN OBAN mum of a baby who was born 14 weeks prematurely and had to undergo eight lifesaving blood transfusions is appealing for people to donate blood and potentially save a life.
Baby Ashton spent the first months of his life in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow.
His mum, Jemma Campbell, posted a heartfelt plea on social media, explaining how important blood donations were to her family.
She said: ‘I am thankful – thankful for all
A COMPETITION that could see Friends of Oban Community Playpark receive £25,000 to use towards the under-fives park at Atlantis Leisure is under way.
In order for the park to be developed the Friends need to raise £100,000. So far they have secured more than £50,000.
The friends have applied to receive £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund, which will finance 800 projects across four different funding levels throughout the UK.
However, in order to be in with a chance of winning, projects need