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Newly elected councillor John MacGregor dies suddenly

John McGregorOban and Lorn are reeling from the news that newly-elected Argyll and Bute councillor John MacGregor died suddenly at home on Monday afternoon,July 29.

Businessman Mr MacGregor,62,who lived in North Connel,owned the Lochnell Arms Hotel in the village,the Argyllshire Gathering Halls in Oban,  Highland Fasteners in Stevenson Street in the town and was a property developer.

Mr MacGregor was elected as Oban North and Lorn councillor on July 17 having previously stood but failed to be elected at the by-election in Oban South and the Isles on  May 22.

See The Oban Times every Thursday,also on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Angry residents face planning officials over new school gym

20_f29caol01Fort William planning department is the ‘worst in Highland’it was claimed at a community council meeting in Caol,where the row over the height of the new primary school gym saw a packed hall of people make their feelings known to planning officials and Lochaber councillors of Highland Council.

Read the full story in The Oban Times,July 24 2014 –also on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Commonwealth Games athlete takes caber tossing title at Inveraray

scott rider caber championA Commonwealth Games shot putt athlete has won the World Caber Championships –as a wee warm-up to his event.

Scott Rider,37,won the title at Inveraray Highland Games on July 22 2014 for the second year in a row but almost didn’t make the Highland games.

The English athlete said:‘I’m supposed to be at the athletes village,but when I saw it was a nice day I just took a drive up. I’m glad I did now.’

For more from Inveraray Highland Games see The Oban Times,July 31 2014.


Tiree Music Festival full of magical moments

skipinnish on stageTiree Music Festival has yet again pulled it off with tropical weather,fantastic bands and a brilliant atmosphere to make it yet another magical festival on the island.

Read more about it and see photos in The Oban Times,July 24 2014 –also on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

A fine turn-out at Taynuilt games

climbing the flag pole at Taynuilt gamesTaynuilt Highland Games was a spectacle for all the family,with lots to do and a great crowd as always and the rain stayed off till the best part of the day was over.

See The Oban Times, July 24 2014,for more photos from the day –also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital








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