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Oban Lorne lose vital game

Green Machine Oban Lorne RFCA devastated Oban Lorne saw their league title hopes slip out of their hands within a matter of minutes,as Garnock sealed victory in this top-of-the-table clash with the last action of the match.

A Craig Wright penalty looked to have sealed the points for the Green Machine with five minutes to go but a penalty decision against them allowed Garnock to score a penalty of their own and win the game.

For the full match report see The Oban Times,April 24 2014. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Get your garden in shape for Oban in Bloom

Oban in Bloom 2011

Christine Dryden,a previous winner of Oban in Bloom.

Entries are now open for this year’s Oban in Bloom competition,with the overall winner taking The Oban Times Quaich.

Titles up for grabs include best small,medium and large gardens,best private garden and best garden within an Argyll Community Housing Association property.

More details,including where to pick up an entry form,in The Oban Times,April 24 2014. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

New ideas sought to improve Fort William high street

Fort William High StreetFort William residents and business owners can have their say on the town’s future at an upcoming workshop.

The two-day event next month will allow people to provide ideas on how to improve the town centre with presentations on development projects in other towns and cities.

But Fort William Community Council chairman Neil Clark thinks people will be pessimistic until there is meaningful funding in place for development.

Read the full story in The Oban Times,April 24 2014. Also available on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Oban South and Isles by-election candidates announced

Argyll and Bute logoFollowing the resignation of Fred Hall as an Argyll and Bute councillor for Oban South and the Isles,a by-election will take place on Thursday May 22 2014,alongside the election for Members of the European Parliament.
The nominated candidates for the Oban South and the Isles election are:John MacGregor,North Connel,Oban –Independent;Neil MacIntyre,Glencruitten,Oban –Scottish Labour Party;Iain Stewart MacLean,  North Connel,Oban –Scottish National Party (SNP);David Pollard,Salen,Aros,Isle of Mull –Scottish Liberal Democrats;Andrew Vennard,Tweeddale Street,Oban –Scottish Conservative and Unionist.
For more in formation on the forthcoming by-election,see The Oban Times. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital.

Road campaign group calls for urgent action on A82 corner

Transport ScotlandRoad campaign group The A82 Partnership is demanding urgent action after a further spate of accidents on the same corner four miles south of Fort William.

Two accidents happened over the weekend of April 12-13 2014 following the fatal accident of a Wester Ross man at the beginning of April 2014.

The accidents happened just where the road surface changes from non-skid to ordinary tarmac.Police Scotland

For more details of the investigations and call for action see The Oban Times,April 17 2014. Also on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


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