Something For The Weekend – and beyond

The SFTW team showcased their creative talents earlier this year.

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Looking for something to brighten up your Friday?

Then look no further. The Oban Times podcast, Something For the Weekend (SFTW), is returning to a device near you on Friday, November 13.

Yes, back by popular demand, reporters Kathie Griffiths, Fiona Scott and Ellis Butcher, along with the OT’s IT VIP Steevie Day, are standing by their mics in preparation for the launch of the rebooted show which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

‘SFTW was first aired at the beginning of lockdown with the purpose of bringing some cheer into peoples lives as well as putting forward ideas for things to do in the new isolated world,’ explained Fiona.

‘Once restrictions began to lift we felt we had served our purpose. However, having heard how much people had been enjoying it, we decided to bring it back with the same familiar Friday morning craic but a much broader remit.’

Featuring sporadically in the remodelled edition will be interviews and inserts from ‘weel kent’ folk with local connections, upcoming events in the week ahead, unusual stories from the OT from 25 years ago, a Scottish word pronunciation challenge and other weird and wonderful items for listeners in Oban and around the world to listen to and join in with.

Steevie added: ‘We are very excited about getting the SFTW gang back together and looking forward to some of our new features that we have planned whilst keeping the original banter and fun.’

SFTW is recorded on a Friday morning and published to our website and Facebook page around lunchtime the same day.

‘I can’t wait to bring the banter back with SFTW, a perfect perk up for the weekend,’ added Kathie.

To get involved send us your messages, suggestions and comments on the podcast by emailing or via the Facebook post.