Workshop is instrumental for a music mingle
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Workshop is instrumental for a music mingle

The Music Mingle workshop run by brother and sister Will and Emily Goan online would mean up to ten friends, currently separated by Covid,  can join each other playing tunes for fiddle and or guitar ready to play together once greater normality returns

More frustration in the post for Taynuilt
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More frustration in the post for Taynuilt

This weekend, Taynuilt Post Office officially stopped being used as a sorting office which means all the pressure is  at the Oban end – the same is believed to have happened at Dalmally.

Covid breach hotline
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Covid breach hotline

The online reporting form can be found at www.scotland.police.uk/secureforms/covid19/

Bob tees up for American dream
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Bob tees up for American dream

In what will undoubtedly be the biggest two months in his career to date Robert MacIntyre will join golfing’s elite on the World Championship stage with the ultimate aim of landing a prized spot at the US Masters in April.

Johnstons join star-studded line up for Doddie Aid
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Johnstons join star-studded line up for Doddie Aid

Over the six weeks from the beginning of January, up to the Calcutta Cup kick-off on February 6, Andrew Johnston, his wife Ethel and children Charlie, Harry and Jack, completed over 1300 miles of walking and cycling between them.

Griz finds cycling euphoria in the Highlands
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Griz finds cycling euphoria in the Highlands

A childhood spent drawing patterns on himself while dreaming of the rugged peaks and esoteric endeavours that the Highlands provide left Sean ‘Griz’ Green with a drive to summit them all.

Fort mountain bike racer wins ambassador award
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Fort mountain bike racer wins ambassador award

Mikayla Parton has had a meteoric rise to the top of the international downhill scene, from riding her first trail bike in 2015 to placing fifth at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 2020.

Bethan is Boss on social media
Leisure
Bethan is Boss on social media

Currently unable to take part in live gigs Bethan Sexton recorded her performance of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m on Fire and posted it on her Instagram page.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 19th February 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 19th February 2021

Spring is in the air and The Oban Times crew are definitely feeling it in this week’s podcast. While Kathie, Ellis and Fiona celebrate nature all the extra chirping and frenzied bird feeding going on in our gardens – Steevie is not so chirpy and is after those pesky squirrels who have been stealing and stashing away his conker collection from which he had hope to sprout some trees.

Hector’s keeping it in the family
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Hector’s keeping it in the family

Hector has grown up surrounded by the musical creativity of his parents: musician, composer and producer Donald Shaw and revered songstress Karen Matheson.

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

In the coming weeks I am signed up for a songwriting and creative arts workshops with local mental wellbeing charity Ewen’s Room, a feather identification workshop with UHI and a photo editing session with The NUJ.

Wild Words: Kirsteen Bell
Lochaber
Wild Words: Kirsteen Bell

The skies are edging towards lightening earlier and darkening later. Between times they are scored through with the flight of ravens, buoyant on the frigid north wind.

Wild Words: Kirsteen Bell
Lochaber
Wild Words: Kirsteen Bell

The skies are edging towards lightening earlier and darkening later. Between times they are scored through with the flight of ravens, buoyant on the frigid north wind.

Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 11.2.21
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Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 11.2.21

Experiencing the calm and efficient organisation by a small team administering Covid-19 vaccination at our GP surgery last Saturday morning, we were reminded anew of how much we owe to so many who unstintingly deliver our public services!