Desperately still seeking lost monkeys

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic. The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

Two lost monkeys are still on the loose in Oban, despite their owner’s appeal in The Oban Times to get them back.

Pamela-Jane Wood left them on the railings above George Street beach after taking a holiday snap of the pair on their Scottish break from Clacton-on-Sea.

Ms Wood dashed off back to her tour coach only realising too late she had left monkeys Red Adair and Spekkels Spinky behind.

So far a Facebook appeal and the help of The Oban Times has failed to get them home but Ms Wood, who can be emailed at, still has hope.