Festival remedy for Oban recovery
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Festival remedy for Oban recovery

A new organisation with paid staff to market and sell tickets for all of Oban’s festivals as well as taking on an admin role applying for big funding, would help events make a come back after Covid, it has been suggested.

Storm cuts landline connections
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Storm cuts landline connections

A number of homes and businesses on Seil were left disconnected from Friday evening until just after 9am on Monday, January 18.

CalMac rewarded for community commitment
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CalMac rewarded for community commitment

The UK’s largest ferry operator has become the first Scottish company to be awarded a Level 2 Social Value Quality Mark with recognition of its CalMac Community Fund. 

Young carers initiative nets generous donation
Sport
Young carers initiative nets generous donation

Pointers Youth Centre have senior carers groups in Lewis and Harris for secondary aged young people and also run a junior young carers group which meets monthly for primary 4 to 7 carers.

Mull filmmaker needs your help
Leisure
Mull filmmaker needs your help

Filmed on an iPhone Catriona MacLeod’s latest creation has been shortlisted for WhoUKnow Creative Festival award 2021 and needs your votes to help win £1k towards her next film.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 15th January 2021
Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 15th January 2021

Have you been having trouble sleeping during the latest lockdown? Well the Something For The Weekend podcast is back to help send you off!
This week Ellis, Fiona, Kathie and Steevie discuss snoozing, the uplifting power of music, and three happy Scottish words and their meaning.

Popular plays make re-emergence
Leisure
Popular plays make re-emergence

Following the success of the plays last year, Strange Rocks by Oliver Emanuel and Undocumented by Anita Vettesse, will be available from January 22-29 from the comfort of your own home.

Celtic Connections tune up for online festival
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Celtic Connections tune up for online festival

World-class concerts will be available to view online with some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond appearing on screens across the globe as part of the winter extravaganza.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 8th January 2021
Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 8th January 2021

Join Kathie, Fiona and Martin for their weekly banter and listen to a chat we had earlier this week with Julie Ruddock who is passionate about Exploring Scotland’s history – something you can do from your own doorstep. This week’s music comes from Seil singer songwriter Chris Bennett

Learning support from BBC ALBA
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Learning support from BBC ALBA

Titles such as Baile Mhuilinn, A’ Bhùth, Leugh le Linda, Aithne air Ainmhidhean and Saidheans Spòrsail will be screened in the daily CBeebies and CBBC ALBA schedule.

Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 14.1.21
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Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 14.1.21

Widely accused of disgracing America’s standing in the civilised world, can impeachment prevent further civil and political outrage by Donald Trump, described by his niece Mary Trump as ‘the world’s most dangerous man’?

Robert in Lockdown – January 14, 2021
Opinion
Robert in Lockdown – January 14, 2021

Like everything else, it won’t quite be the same experience that I enjoy most winters because the social aspect of sharing the music and the nonsense with other festival goers will, of course, be absent.

Mental Health Matters: Nic Goddard
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Mental Health Matters: Nic Goddard

If you have looked at your life and decided 2021 is the year for changes, start small, keep it achievable, don’t let being knocked back stop you from carrying on, ask for support when you need it and remember tomorrow is always a brand new day.