Districts – Week 21

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It was a beautiful sunny day for the Grand Opening of the new cabin, ‘The Barcaldine Bothy’, at Barcaldine Primary School, last Tuesday.

Guests included representatives from Robertson’s Construction, the Parent Council, volunteers, friends and families.

Pupils gave ‘thank you’ speeches and cut the red ribbon to declare the cabin open and everybody enjoyed tea and delicious cakes, made by the pupils.

The cabin is already being used for teaching, learning and play. It is also a base for our newly formed Barcaldine Outdoor Playgroup, which meets fortnightly.

Children from Barcaldine Primary School are rightly proud about their new Bothy.

Glenorchy and Innishail

Community council chairman John Kerr addressed participants at last week’s AGM.

Her informed all present that it was the group’s intention to hold six meetings in 2019 and thanked the office bearers and Argyll & Bute councillors for their helpful input.

He went on to outline the issues dealt with during the year, and in particular the SSE pylon issue, before outlining issues still to be finalised such as the Blarghour Wind farm, which could offer huge financial help to the community.

He reiterated that the Community Council still wanted to help local communities before stating that the next AGM would take place in May 2020 and gave meeting dates up until that time which were as follows: 10th July 2019, 11th September 2019, 13th November 2019, 8th January 2020, 11th March 2020 and 13th May 2020.

All current office bearers will remain in place for the next year.


Oban’s Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative (LORI) is extending its summer opening hours from next week (Monday 20 May 2019).

Registered charity, The GRAB Trust, which operates LORI is making the move supported by the Moleigh Recycling site operator, Renwei.

LORI will now be open 10am to 4:45pm Mon-Fri and 11am to 4pm on Saturday giving weekday customers and extra hour to browse the ever changing offer of furniture and household goods donated for reuse.  Items from the shop are diverted from landfill and support Oban’s circular economy.

Speaking about the move, General Manager Graham Love said, ‘We are making the most of the Renewi site summer opening times to offer customers more opportunity to visit the LORI reuse shop.  The extended opening hours will be most helpful to working people who might otherwise only get a chance to visit the shop on their day off. The range of goods is ever changing so it’s well worth dropping in regularly to see what’s on offer.’

LORI will be making further changes to its operating hours next month (June) when it moves to 7-day trading.


The community council will hold their AGM on Monday, June 3 (7pm) at Crianlarich Village Hall with their regular meeting following thereafter.

External reports will be given by Police Scotland, elected members, the community engagement officer and a National Park representative. Internal reports will follow before the council work through any issues, debates and votes on behalf of the comunity.

Residents will have the opportunity to raise any issues before the meeting closes.