McEwens of Perth goes into administration

McEwens of Perth, which employs 130 people in total, went into administration today (Thursday). Four staff who work at the Oban store will lose their jobs with immediate effect. In a statement, the chairman of the company, John Bullough and his wife Georgina, said: ‘It is with great sadness and regret that we have had to put McEwens of Perth into administration today. ‘Despite our exhaustive search for investor and partner solutions, all negotiations with the bank have failed

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Jobs under threat as savings cut deep

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Vital front line services protecting vulnerable adults and children could be slashed in Argyll by 20 per cent as the area’s council makes a desperate bid to balance the books.

Councillors heard last week that swingeing cuts to departmental spending was inevitable as Argyll and Bute council planned to implement draconian budgets for the next four to five years.

A worst case scenario has predicted job losses of between 500 – 1,000, as service budgets are slashed.

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NHS Highland shows GPs down south the good life

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NHS Highland has targeted ‘dissatisfied’ GPs in the north of England as it seeks to plug a worrying gap in its front line healthcare service.

The health board is desperate to fill 24 vacancies across the region, offering ‘Golden Hellos’ to some potential recruits and commissioning a marketing company to launch its recruitment campaign south of the border.

Read the full story in The Oban Times, November 13 2014 – also available online at

Oban businesses set out their stalls at jobs fair

Oban Jobs Fair OT stand

Oban’s Corran Halls played host to an Opportunites for All Careers and Jobs Fair on March 6 2014, with businesses and organisations from Oban and Lorn setting up stalls to reach high school children looking at careers in the area and people thinking about a change of direction.

For the full story see The Oban Times, March 15 2014. Also available on line at


Lochaline’s heart starts beating again


Lochaline’s industrial heart is beating again as the Morvern port’s quartz sand mine re-opens. Continue reading Lochaline’s heart starts beating again

Dinner ladies feared for their jobs after press headline


Argyll and Bute Council says it asked a Lochgilphead school girl to cease taking photos of her school meals for an online blog after catering staff at her school began to fear for their jobs. Continue reading Dinner ladies feared for their jobs after press headline

Council staff ‘in fear for their jobs’


STAFF at Kilmory say they are ‘living in fear for their jobs’ after two council press officers were suspended – and have subsequently resigned – for sharing jokes. Continue reading Council staff ‘in fear for their jobs’

Peacocks staff in Oban to keep their jobs


STAFF at the Oban branch of clothing retail chain Peacocks have learned today (Wednesday February 22 2012) they will keep their jobs as the company, which had been in administration, has been sold to Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Continue reading Peacocks staff in Oban to keep their jobs

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