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Opinion: Martin Laing says pensioner is victim of bungling incompetence

Ann Coltart.

Ann Coltart.

ANN COLTHART’S fight goes on – and is, thankfully, gaining considerable momentum. Ann is, of course, the Connel pensioner who has been wronged by the decision to allow new housing to be built – in flagrant breach of planning rules – too close to her home. The retired teacher has said she is to take her case to the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life and has instructed a QC to consider the legality of the process and the hearing. Ann’s cause has now been bolstered by

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Dozens of dancers raise cash

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THE sold-out dance show at Atlantis Leisure took place last Saturday, with 70 young dancers taking part. More than 200 spectators made their way to the main hall for 7.30pm to watch the event. At the show, there was also a bake sale, which raised £360 to go towards future dance shows. The money will help buy equipment as well as uniforms. Jade MacEwan, who was in charge of organising the event and who also teaches some of the dance classes, said: ‘It was good. We had

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Trust aims to create crofting township

Gillean where the new crofting township is to be created.

Gillean where the new crofting township is to be created.

A LANDS trust is to create a new crofting township on the Isle of Skye with high hopes it will ‘help maintain’ the way of life.

The landowner, Clan Donald Lands Trust (CDLT), has bought three crofting units in Tarskavaig through property consultants Bidwells, with two of the units being specifically promoted at a discounted rate to young local individuals or families who live on the Sleat peninsula.

Jan Wallwork-Clarke, of the CDLT, said: ‘The trust is keen to encourage new crofters to branch

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Crowds flock to lights switch-on

The Natural Voices choir entertain.

The Natural Voices choir entertain.

Christmas came to Tobermory on Friday as crowds watched the annual festive lights switch-on, met Santa and did a bit of late-night shopping.

The weather was mild, as a big crowd gathered round Tobermory’s iconic clock tower. The Natural Voices choir sang Christmas songs as everyone eagerly awaited the sight of the Main Street being lit up.

This year saw a marked increase in visitors from all over Scotland who joined Muileachs from across the island. Local school girl Hannah MacLean rang the bell

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13th adds up to success for maths pupils

The Ardnamurchan team.

The Ardnamurchan team.

ARDNAMURCHAN youngsters did their school proud this week when they took part in the Scottish final of the Enterprising Maths Team Challenge in Glasgow. Third-year pupils Ben Gregg and Alistair Tait and fourth-year students Ella Christian and Kay Christian made up the Ardnamurchan maths team who, after winning the regional finals in Inverness in September, went on to compete in the national finals at the Glasgow Science Centre. The team spent the day puzzling over maths problems and came

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