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Shinty players rally to Billy's cause

Billy Irving

Billy Irving with fiancee Yvonne MacHugh and son William

TAYNUILT Shinty Club are hosting a benefit shinty match this Sunday to raise money to for former player Billy Irving.

In order to cover Billy’s legal fees, and help bring him home, his former teammates at Taynuilt are hosting a charity match at 2.30pm, at Taynuilt’s sports field.

The game will be played between a Taynuilt and Kilmory select side and an All Star team including Ronald Ross of Kingussie, Victor Smith and Willie MacDonald of Fort William, John MacDonald of Ballachulish, Mark Bain

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Residents oppose quarry proposal


A PACKED Appin Village Hall voted overwhelmingly to oppose a plan to build a sand and gravel quarry at Glasdrum, Fasnacloich, on Glen Creran Estate, writes Sandy Neil.

Read the full story in the June 23, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

Hopes fade for Billy’s bail release

Billy Irving

IT WILL now be a ‘miracle’ if Billy Irving is bailed from jail in time for his fiancée Yvonne MacHugh and son William’s visit to see him in India next month.

Read the full story in the June 23, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

Argyll MP backs women's pension fight

Brendan O'Hara

ARGYLL and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara will be joining hundreds of women from across the country on Wednesday June 29 at Westminster.

The women all have one thing in common: they were all born on or after April 6 1951 and, under the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts, will not be able to draw their state pension until they are 66 years of age, a full six years later than they had planned for.

Known as the WASPI women – Women Against State Pension Inequality – they are lobbying the UK parliament

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Work starts on new council offices


WORK is due to start this week on new Fort William council offices.

Read the full story in the June 23, 2016 edition of The Oban Times.

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