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Mayhem at Mossfield as Oban-Fort William shinty decider abandoned

mossfield mayhem‘A shambles’ and ‘a sad day for shinty’ were some of the comments from bemused shinty supporters on Saturday,September 27 2014,  after the National Division decider between Oban Camanachd and Fort William was abandoned after a prolonged delay when the referee was felled by a ball in the groin.

The home side was leading 1-0 through an Aidan MacIntyre goal,enough to win them the league but the visitors had gained a foothold in the match and needed just a draw to take the National Division title north.

Read the full story and see more photos in The Oban Times,October 2 2014 –also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Caravan park owner calls for road action

A828 bendA caravan park owner who has witnessed countless road accidents on the A828 near his site has called on the roads authority to help.

But BEAR Scotland,which is responsible for the stretch of trunk road by North Ledaig Caravan Park,says there have not been a sufficient number of accidents to merit immediate action.

Read the full story in The Oban Times,October 2 2014 –also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Dixie proves dialysis is not the end of the world

wilmas wishDixie Porter is one of the healthiest women in Oban but 11 years ago hers was a different story as she had to undergoing nightly dialysis. But she never let it hold her back from getting on with her life.

Read more in The Oban Times,October 2 2014,  about her story as part of the  Wilma’s Wish campaign to get a dialysis service in Oban. Also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Argyll remembers World War One

last post being playe ww1 paradeArgyll gathered in Oban on Saturday,September 20 2014,to commemorate the centenary of World War One with a parade from the North Pier to the Corran Halls car park under blazing skies where a drum-head service was held to remember those who died in the Great War.

See The Oban Times,September 25 2014 for more photos from the event and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

 

 

 

 

It's a 'No' from Argyll and Bute

06_a39counters01Argyll and Bute said No to an independent Scotland by more than a 10,000 majority .

At 5.55 am this morning (Friday),Sally Loudon,chief counting officer for the region,said 37,143 people had voted No in the referendum,accounting for 58.52 per cent of the 63,516 votes cast. 26,324 voted Yes.

In total 88.2 per cent of the electorate cast their votes.

The count of Argyll and Bute votes began at Lochgilphead Joint Campus at 10pm yesterday,September 18. At 1am,the No camp was becoming increasingly confident of a victory.

Alan Reid,MP for Argyll and Bute,said:‘I am certainly very pleased that Argyll and Bute and Scotland as a whole have voted to keep the union. It is important that we now look to the future and that all parties work together to bring more powers to the Scottish Parliament.’

Michael Russell,MSP for Argyll and Bute and member of the SNP,said people had voted for change.

Stating Scots had clearly voted for more devolved powers,he said:‘We need to make sure they are delivered and politicians across the spectrum have to work to deliver them.’

The postal vote turnout was 95.3 per cent,while there were 1,808 under-18s registered to vote in the county. In total 49 ballot papers were rejected.

See more in The Oban Times of September 25 2014 on the outcome. www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

 


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