What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 16th March 2022

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Teachers at Oban High School are insisting pupils hand over phones and lunch money to borrow forgotten school ties, we’ve been told.
We bring you a round-up of more Oban aid for Ukraine, news of a sea shanty festival coming to town in June and a Hope Kitchen appeal for quick and easy-cook tinned meals to help people receiving food parcels cope with rocketing energy costs.
The council admits Dunbeg needs a bigger primary school, as it launches an ambitious five year plan to give an affordable home to everyone that wants one.
Councillors have slammed an ‘unacceptable’ lack of ambulances around Oban, after a woman, who fell in Dunbeg, lay on a wet, cold pavement for two hours before being taken to A&E.
And the council has apologised for dumping Gaelic school books in a skip by its old education offices in Oban, but parents who rescued 1,800 say they cannot redistribute these books back to schools because the council banned headteachers from talking to them.
Taynuilt’s Jodie Sloss has been selected from around 1,000 applications worldwide to be part of a four woman motor racing team.
After entering a competition organised by the Formula Woman group back in November the 20-year-old was announced as one of the Formula Woman DTO Motorsport GT4 drivers to compete in this year’s 26-race GT Cup Championship last Friday.
There’s also adventures on the high seas. Well Loch Awe to be exact. Kathie has been looking ahead to what will be the first Scottish Coastal Rowing regatta on a Scottish freshwater loch.
We have news from the national schools badminton championships where a quartet from mull were in attendance while Oban High School pupils have been taking on a Strava challenge.
There was a full schedule for Oban Lorne RFC so we have news on all the age-groups there while Oban Celtic Shinty Club were up at Spean Bridge.

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