Ormaig film rocks at royal art show
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Ormaig film rocks at royal art show

Gabi Stuckemeier’s film about making a large circle on a hillside in keeping with rock art from more than 4,000 years ago has won The Highland Society of London Award in the 195th Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

Where’s Welly?
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Where’s Welly?

The interactive digital fundraiser hopes to keep supporters engaged and entertained while raising vital funds for the lifesaving charity as their volunteers brace themselves for a busy summer.

Parent power gets park up and running
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Parent power gets park up and running

Making voices heard is making a difference to getting Oban Community Play Park, which has had several pieces out of use or missing, restored to its former glory.

Teepee making on Mull
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Teepee making on Mull

The finished teepees will now be joining other structures for people to enjoy in Tiroran Community Forest.

Wildfire warning issued
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Wildfire warning issued

The ‘very high risk’ warning from The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service runs from tomorrow, April 23, until Monday April 26

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£1.3m boost for hotel

The four-star hotel dating back to 1877, has undergone a significant refurbishment, says owners The Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels.

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Highland Hospitality Wants You

Aimed at current school pupils, school leavers and all young people up to 25 years of age, the live online event will shine a light on the wide range of Highland-based hospitality job opportunities.

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Plea to use charity shops

‘It’s more important than ever that we support our local shops, especially independent retailers, and shop on our own high streets, buying from charity shops where we can.’

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View from the Chamber – 15.4.21

In a paper entitled Rally for Growth – a business-led action plan issued ahead of the Scottish parliament elections next month – the chamber details why Scottish Parliamentarians need to understand and support the value and importance of business in their policy programmes. 

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Dunbeg pupils put best feet forward

Every class has been partaking in a Daily Mile every morning in all weathers, apart from snow, as part of the Adventure Oban community exercise initiative.

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Obit: Katherine Koster

Kate had a great memory and loved to tell stories of the old days, she was well loved in Plockton and will be much missed.

Farming
Farming support delivered ahead of target

News that vital Scottish Government funding for farmers and crofters to keep Scotland’s food production moving during the pandemic has been delivered ahead of schedule has been welcomed by Argyll and Bute’s MSP Michael Russell.

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Latest prices from Oban and Tiree markets

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FSB urges new MSPs to protect Highland self-employed

The FSB study found that almost nine in ten small business owners said that their health and wellbeing are top priorities for them and fewer than one in ten believe that they have the same rights and benefits as employees when it comes to things like sick pay.

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£1.3m boost for hotel

The four-star hotel dating back to 1877, has undergone a significant refurbishment, says owners The Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels.

Sport
High Life Highland gets ready to bounce back

Leisure centres and swimming pools will reopen, on a pre-booking system on April 26 when customers and members can participate in swimming, attending the gym and children’s activities, such as swimming lessons.

Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 16th April 2021

Kathie goes for a walk in the magical Ballachuan Woods on Seil with the nature reserve’s new voluntary warden Ann McKillop and we also have music from the amazing Gunna Sound who hit the headlines last week after Bob MacIntyre chose their signature tune to play as he made his grand entrance at the National Course in Augusta

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 9th April 2021

A wee blether with volunteer Oban lifeboat member Leonie Mead as the crew gets all ship-shape ready for a surge of visitors heading to our coast as lockdown restrictions ease. Inveraray and District Pipe Band Pipe Major Stuart Liddell gets us in the mood for a very special event

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 24th March 2021

It’s another packed edition of the Oban Times this week and in our preview podcast reporter Kathie Griffiths reveals that the old Ardchattan School in Bonawe is now back in the hands and hearts of the community after four years of hard work.