A Something For the Weekend Podcast 30th July 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 30th July 2021

This week after months of being starved of entertainment and live music, Kathie could hardly contain herself when The Camans frontman Craig McIntyre got in touch to invite her along to the band’s first official post-lockdown gig at Inverrary George Hotel.

New faces at Dunollie
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New faces at Dunollie

Emma Sutcliffe is the new general manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds while Jamie MacGregor has been appointed heritage engagement and access officer and Florence Medard is the new communications coordinator.

Mull’s Highland fling
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Mull’s Highland fling

Instead of the official games totally wiped off the calendar by Covid for another year, organisers put on an alternative event, reduced it in size and called it Mull & Islands Highland Gathering.

Fundraising swimmers lap up support
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Fundraising swimmers lap up support

Mary Freer and Karen Wesley who swim with the cheekily-named Bluetits, a UK-wide open swimming network, have been out in their cossies daily to take a dip and swim lengths of the quarry pool near Seil Island Hall.

Colonsay taps in to becoming plastic free
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Colonsay taps in to becoming plastic free

The tiny island, ten miles long and two miles wide, has just turned on five new refill taps to quench the thirst of walkers and cyclists and anyone else who needs cooling water.

Grieving boy is saved by a goose in Seil author’s new book
Leisure
Grieving boy is saved by a goose in Seil author’s new book

The story deals with bereavement, school bullies, father-son connection, and the enormously healing power of nature and art. Illustrated with gorgeous drawings by Ishy Walters throughout, this is a story that will stay with you even after you close the book.

Our Island Stories
Leisure
Our Island Stories

The Scottish Islands Festival and Screen Argyll have teamed up to launch Our Island Stories – the first film festival for and by young islanders in Scotland

Kilmartin opens treasure hunt trail
Leisure
Kilmartin opens treasure hunt trail

Based at 12 sites in and around Kilmartin Glen and Knapdale, this self-guided trail takes you on an amazing journey through the cultural and natural heritage world of mid Argyll

Business support, just the job
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Business support, just the job

Let’s get back to work! Whether you want to get a foot on the first step of the ladder, have been made redundant or are yearning to retrain, there is help available. The UK Government is working hand-in-hand with businesses to offer opportunities to young people.

Re-imagining Lochaber’s uplands
Lochaber
Re-imagining Lochaber’s uplands

Different people will have their own opinions on how our uplands should look but improving local biodiversity and our bio-economy is a no-brainer, says Dr Jon Mercer.

The Oban Times
Opinion
Beachd Ailein, Allan Campbell – Thursday July 22

Devastating floods in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands are a stark reminder of the destructive power of water. Between vast areas of America aflame as a consequence of abnormal heat, and the European flood disaster, Glasgow’s November COP agenda is taking on a new urgency daily.