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Council finds in favour of Rockfield as community hub

Rockfield Primary School ObanMembers of the Oban,Lorn and the Isles area committee of Argyll and Bute Council considered the future of the former Rockfield Primary School at their meeting on Wednesday September 10.

They agreed to pursue an offer from Oban Communities Trust,which proposes to create a community and cultural hub for Oban and the surrounding communities.

‘Before further consideration of the matter,members have asked the group to provide a fully costed business plan to demonstrate the financial viability of their proposals,’said a spokesman for the council.

For the full story and reaction see The Oban Times,September 18 2014. Also available online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


Corran Ferry refit reprieve


Pressure from a campaign group has led to Highland Council rescheduling maintenance work on the Corran Ferry so it does not clash with the busy October school holiday period.
Read the full story in The Oban Times,August 28 2014,also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

Islay's postcode delivers

A tiny part of northern Islay has been revealed as one of Scotland’s most desirable locations according to a new survey.

See more in The Oban Times,August 28 2104,also online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


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Triathlon goes from strength to strength

Now firmly established on the off-road triathlon calendar,the Craggy Island Triathlon on Kerrera saw 420 starts across three events over two days.

This included the Saturday’s Scottish Off-Road Triathlon Championships in which 82 competitorsdid an extended swim and cycled twice around the island before tackling the 8km hill race.

For the full report see The Oban Times,August 28 2014. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital Video courtesy of B.I.V. Productions <info@bivproductions.co.uk>craggyairno

Fort homeowner claims new school building has devalued house

Eddie Griffiths fort primary schoolThe home owner of a house neighbouring a new school being built in Fort William to accommodate Upper Achintore and Fort William primary schools claims that the development blocking the view from his home,with its 13-metre high gym hall,has devalued his house by £70,000.

Read The Oban Times,August 21 2014,for more about this and the latest on the row of the height of the new gym hall at the new Gaelic school in Caol. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital


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