Milestone for £4.6M Oban water pipes

Scottish Water has successfully completed a delicate operation to tunnel underneath an important railway line as part of its major £4.6 million water network upgrade project in Oban

Adrian’s legacy shines a light on pancreatic cancer

With nearly 1,000 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Scotland each year and more than half of those with the disease dying within three months of diagnosis, Adrian Beard was determined to help change that statistic by raising awareness and funds for research

Probe after depot drama

Homes were evacuated and a 200m exclusion zone set up after firefighters were called to a flaming oxycetelene cyclinder. Argyll and Bute Council described it as ‘a minor incident.’

Rugby round-up

A weekend of action from Oban Lorne RFC Under 14s and Under 16s.

Hoolie returns with bang

After a haitus due to Covid, Mallaig’s well-loved book festival returned with an extra special line-up.

Allan Campbell – Thursday November 18, 2021

Concept of battle prizes is probably as old as mankind, and medals are still an important feature of armed forces activity world-wide. Remembrance Sunday probably features the UK’s biggest annual display of medals, worn as evidence of experience rather than celebration. Although my father and his three brothers all earned medals in the Second World War, I have no recollection of their ever wearing these, and the Remembrance Sunday display always reminds me of the powerful sentiment I heard from a Highland veteran who won distinction in the Second World War: ‘Baubles! I threw them away! Why would I be proud of killing other people?’