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
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