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Army cadets visit museum ahead of remembrance day


THE FORT William army cadets have begun preparations for Remembrance Sunday.

The cadets were in Cameron Square last night to visit the West Highland Museum’s commando exhibition.

Fort William detachment commander James Standen told The Oban Tiimes: ‘We wanted to take the cadets down the museum to see the commando exhibition as part of our preparation for Remembrance Sunday on November 13.

‘We have a lot of young cadets, so we wanted them to see what Remembrance Sunday is all about, rather

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Huge success for Tiree Wave Classic


Alice Williams, digital executive with Red Handed TV, praised  this year’s Tiree Wave Classic windsurfing competition.

She said: ‘Well, that concludes Tiree Wave Classic 2016! It was an incredible week, as you already have seen from the videos, and thanks to you sharing the videos we have seen a dramatic increase in views this year. Thank you so much for your support.

‘The final show will be ready by November 4, but in the meantime here are links to recent videos.’


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Work starts on Fort William retail park


WORK has finally begun on the new retail park in Fort William. It had originally been hoped the development on North Road, which is to include M&S Food, Home Bargains and Aldi stores, would be completed before the end of 2016. However, the project ground to a halt when fibre optic cables were discovered underneath part of the site. According to site developer Morbaine, a proposed roundabout had to be moved around 10 metres to allow BT necessary access to the cables and

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Fort fail to hold onto lead

Forts goalscorer Colin Maclean is wrestled by two Deveronvale defenders.

Forts goalscorer Colin Maclean is wrestled by two Deveronvale defenders.

Forth William 1, Deveronvale 2

‘FOR THE umpteenth time this season the Fort scored first in a game only to come away empty handed.’ Those were the words of the team’s spokesman following another frustrating defeat against Deveronvale. The Fort should have opened the scoring in the first minute when Danny Highet was brilliantly set up by Glenn Fell, but he couldn’t get his shot on target. In what was a scrappy first half for both sides, chances were few and far between

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Boom time for business as tourists flock to Argyll


THERE has been a summer boom for tourism in Argyll, with many reporting doubled growth as more visitors flock to the West Coast on the weak pound.

Read the full story in the October 27, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

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