FORMER classmates mixed tradition with a modern touch to celebrate 60 years since they were at school. Kathryn (Kate) Cameron helped organise the reunion for the class of 1956 from Fort William Primary School. She is well versed at arranging get-togethers having helped initiate the first celebration 20 years ago and several since, but this year she went online for inspiration to mark the night with a special touch. She said: ‘I got the idea off the internet for cards
A FLEET of 10 marine robots from Dunbeg has successfully completed an ambitious two-week mission off north-west Scotland. The project, from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at Dunstaffnage, went ahead despite being hit by a succession of Atlantic storms with winds gusting up to 60mph and waves up to seven metres high. The mission comprised the largest simultaneous deployment of marine robots attempted in UK waters to date, with seven submarine Seagliders and three
‘A GREAT companion and a special boy’, William the care home dog is looking for love. Well-known in the community, William lives at Invernevis House, Fort William, where he has made a big impression on residents and staff at the care home since moving there in February. But it was recently discovered the spaniel needs an operation on both hips which will cost around £12,000. Staff at the care home are now asking the community to help raise the money to get William his operation
OBAN Community Fire Station raised more than £500 for its part in the annual national firefighters’ charity car wash day.
The car wash, which was held at the fire station, was visited by a large number of people from Oban and surrounding areas, who had their cars, vans and pick-ups hand-washed by local firefighters.
The event raised a total of £576, which will go to the firefighters charity. The charity enhances the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters and fire personnel.<br
THE NORTH Uist community’s efforts to acquire and redevelop two redundant buildings in Lochmaddy, has been praised by Humza Yousaf MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands. During a visit to Lochmaddy recently, he met with the chairman of An Torc, Philip Harding, and fellow director, Alastair MacLeod who briefed Humza Yousef MSP on their plans. The minister told members of the recently-incorporated community company An Torc Ltd – which was formerly working