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From humble origins,Dalmally charity feeds one million children

magnus macfarlane barrow dalmally marys mealsA Dalmally charity is set to record a remarkable milestone when it feeds one million of the world’s poorest children.

Mary’s Meals,founded from a tin hut in Dalmally,says it is now feeding almost one in every five children who are said to live in poverty throughout the world.

In the same week,Mary’s Meals founder,Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow,a father-of-seven from Dalmally,was named alongside 100 other world luminaries at the Time magazine’s 100 of the world’s most influential people list.

Read the full story in the Oban Times,April 23 2015,also available online.

Open day at Rockfield draws community interest

Rockfield volunteersAn open day at the former Rockfield primary school saw almost 200 people join organisers to find out what plans Oban Community Trust (OCT) has when it takes over the building and car park in early May.

During the event,the trust was presented with £5,000 each from the Oban Common Good Fund and Scottish Sea Farms.

See more on the trust’s plans in the Oban Times,April 23 2015,also available online.

Corpach community urged to back marina plan

Corpach marina imageA new marina would be ‘the best thing’ to bring to Corpach,a business owner told a community council meeting.

Plans for a £3 million facility in Lochaber were shown to the Kilmallie community council meeting.

Residents were enthusiastic about the proposal and the increased trade it would bring to the area.

For all the details see the Oban Times,April 23,also available online.

Oban high school takes a bite out the Big Apple

oban high in new yorkFull page of photos in the Oban Times,April 23 2015,from Oban High School’s adventures at the Tartan Day parade in new York City.

Also available online.

The school also put together a video of their trip to the Big Apple:


Mini rugby at Lochaber

mini rugbyYoung Lochaber rugby players hosted a mini tournament and made it to the final,before narrowly losing out to Caithness.

The primary six and seven team competed against visiting teams from Inverness,Taynuilt and Mull to get to the final at Banavie.

See below for video from the event. More sport in the Oban Times,April 23 2015,also available online.



Do you think child poverty is on the increase in the West Highlands?

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