Oban Phoenix Cinema has been recognised as one of the country’s best community-led projects after clinching a top award.
The Scottish Urban Regeneration Foundation praised the volunteers of the community-owned cinema. For the full story see The Oban Times,December 12 2013,also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Hundreds of Fort William folk turned out to support Upper Achintore Regneration Group’s Christmas fair in the local primary school.
The voluntary body is leading attempts to regenerate the 680-property housing scheme through amenity projects,with community pride at the heart of its efforts.
See more photos from this and other Christmas events from around Lochaber in The Oban Times,December 12 2013,also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Flooding,fallen trees,broken windows,school and road closures greeted West Highland and island residents on Thursday morning,December 5 2013.
Barra airport recorded consistent wind gusts of 98.6 mph overnight,while Oban Airport recorded gusts 75mph and consistent winds of 55mph at 7am;80,000 homes in Argyll,the Highlands and Tayside were without power during the morning as 1,000 engineers worked to restore power lines;Oban’s Esplanade and George Street were badly affected by flooding as high tide combined with strong winds to force a storm surge over the roads and into shops fronting the roads;the Skye bridge was closed as was the A83 near the rest and be thankful because of an overturned lorry,while many roads throughout the West Highlands were temporarily closed until debris was cleared.
West Highland College UHI last week welcomed HRH The Princes Royal to Fort William.
She also attended the University of the Highlands and Islands Annual Foundation Day celebrations at the Nevis Centre in the town.
For more see The Oban Times,December 5 2013,also availaible on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital