Coping with COVID-19 donations needed
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Coping with COVID-19 donations needed

Islanders are doing all they can to shield people and homes most at risk but donations are needed to help reimburse volunteers for petrol expenses and to pay for other community needs as the pandemic continues.

Letter from America…and a diary from Rome
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Letter from America…and a diary from Rome

This week The Oban Times heard from Michael McCuish in New York and Emma Gordon in Rome who are using letters and a diary to record their lockdown experiences and this extraordinary time while thousands of miles away from home and family.

Killin Highland Games 2020 cancelled
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Killin Highland Games 2020 cancelled

Due to the on-going uncertainties over the COVID-19 virus, organisers of the Killin Highland Games have made the difficult decision to not go ahead this year.

A83 slip recovery work ongoing
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A83 slip recovery work ongoing

Taking care to maintain social distancing and to observe all current NHS and government health advice, a team of experts has been carrying out extensive operations to stabilise the slope and construct a back-up catch-pit.

Supporters Club help charities reach their goals
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Supporters Club help charities reach their goals

A 5,000 donation from the Celtic FC Foundation has been split between New Hope Kitchen and the St Vincent de Paul Society who will use it to help vulnerable members of the community through the current coronavirus situation.

Worldwide ceilidh community sign up for Tunes in the Hoose
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Worldwide ceilidh community sign up for Tunes in the Hoose

Inspired by Scottish musician Peter Wood, Martin MacLeod and his son, also Martin, have created an online community for musicians to help them connect and continue to play together during these uncertain times. Click the links in the story for a wee peek.

Lochaber Life – April 2020
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Lochaber Life – April 2020

This month’s Lochaber Life is packed full of great reads, including Tackling the unused drugs mountain, North Ballachulish Railway and Opera in Arisaig.

#Covidceilidh proves a hit across the globe
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#Covidceilidh proves a hit across the globe

With venues shut, gigs cancelled and bookings up in smoke, traditional musicians are taking to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post impromptu concerts using the hashtag #COVIDceilidh.

Obituary: Donald Clark
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Obituary: Donald Clark

Certainly a man of large stature, he was a giant in so many other ways – personality, sociability, generosity, knowledge – and a friend, helper, adviser and host to many.  To quote his own frequent remark upon parting: ‘We’ll see you around the parish.’