The Oban Times
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‘Sustainable’ salmon company seeks out locations

Representatives from Loch Long Salmon attended Duror Community Council to give a presentation – the area they have mooted is Balagowan Island right in the middle of Cuil Bay, as well as a site nearer to Appin.

You are first class, Stephen!
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You are first class, Stephen!

Postman Stephen Cargill , who has been working the Appin round for eight years now, came up with the idea of wearing his kilt when Royal Mail chose The Beatson as a good cause to raise funds for. He has smashed the £1,000 mark.

On the curious trail of man in the bathtub
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On the curious trail of man in the bathtub

If you walk along the beach at the front of Loch Melfort Hotel, cross the rocks to the right and head to the natural pier that is where you will get your best view unless you have a drone, are passing on a paddleboard, kayak or similar and can get closer-up to the skerries where bathtub man sits enjoying a soak.

Drone photo shows North Pier spill
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Drone photo shows North Pier spill

Earlier this week the image had generated more than 200 reactions from people including almost 50 comments with many calling for better action from agencies to keep the bay clean.

Mull horror movie up for film festival prize
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Mull horror movie up for film festival prize

Eerie Shepherd starring starring actor Tom Hughes and Kate Dickie of Game of Thrones fame will have have its world premiere at the British Film Industry London Film Festival on  October 14.

RowAround Scotland skiffies complete Argyll Section
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RowAround Scotland skiffies complete Argyll Section

Skiffies rowed from Port Appin to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan  over the weekend covering over 40 miles to complete the last of the Argyll leg of the RowAround Scotland bid which is due to finish in September linking up 70 coastal rowing clubs.

Beachd Ailein, Allan Campbell – Thursday September 16
Opinion
Beachd Ailein, Allan Campbell – Thursday September 16

UHI Principal and Vice-chancellor Professor Tod Walker has apologised for apparently labelling some of the tuition provided through UHI as ‘vanity courses’. Many question the apparently disparaging criticism of some courses by the new Principal, and are asking whether Prof Walker’s views were known when he was appointed. Was he perhaps hired to oversee a fundamental overhaul of UHI courses?

Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard
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Croftless Crofter: Nic Goddard

Between whatever has enjoyed a chicken dinner and the slugs feasting on my cabbages it could easily feel as though food is being swiped from under our noses by the nature outside.

Beachd Ailein, Allan Campbell – Thursday September 9
Opinion
Beachd Ailein, Allan Campbell – Thursday September 9

Pictures of Taliban troops sporting abandoned American uniforms and American weapons must be among the most embarrassing images the US has ever had to endure. The thousands of people who are still in hiding, and in fear for their own and their families’ is reminiscent of the plight of the thousands of Highlanders evicted without compassion in the 19th century, many of whose ancestors across the world will be tuning in to the live streaming of the Royal National Mod next month.