ACHA appoints new chairperson
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ACHA appoints new chairperson

New chairperson Councillor Roddy McCuish says ‘Good quality housing is a basic human right. ACHA will continue to provide this though continued investment right throughout Argyll and Bute.’

Mull biscuits get star status
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Mull biscuits get star status

Great Taste award judges chose The Island Bakery’s apple crumble biscuits out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries

Taking Dunollie Castle to another level
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Taking Dunollie Castle to another level

The repaired ruin now has the added bonus of visitors being able to go up to the first floor and then on up to a new viewing platform at second floor level.

Oban street cleaner gets royal approval
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Oban street cleaner gets royal approval

The image of David Farrell was sent to the National Portrait Gallery’s Hold Still digital exhibition, where it made the final 100 portraits from almost 32,000 entries.

News
Youth arts funding hits right note

Small grants scheme opens a week today to provide funding directly to freelance artists to undertake artist-led youth arts activities.

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£1.2 million for timber roads

Argyll and Bute is home to nine forests covering thousands of hectares and the council applied to Scotland’s Strategic Timber Transport Scheme.

Thought for the week – 17.9.20
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Thought for the week – 17.9.20

Reverend Morag Muirhead, Ordained Local Minister at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church of Scotland, Fort William, linked with Kilmonivaig CofS.

Lochaber
Nevis Partnership becomes litter picking hub

The funding for these Helping Hands litter kits has been provided by Coca-Cola, and will see kits containing enough litter pickers, gloves, bag hoops and hi-viz vests for up to 10 people to take part in a litter pick at a time.

Lochaber
Works start along A87 on Skye

The project will see a total of 2.3km of road resurfaced on the A87 between Borve and Uig, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.

Farming
Supporting green innovation in farming

The new funding will drive forward innovation in farming and food production and help agricultural businesses contribute to the green economic recovery by farming more sustainably.

Farming
Time to discuss agri-environment future measures is right now

Future agri-environment measures must enable farmers and crofters to play their key role in managing a significant majority of Scotland’s environmental interests, writes Environment and Land Use committee chairman, Angus MacFadyen, a hill farmer from near Oban.

Work on Shulishader steps restarts after lockdown
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Work on Shulishader steps restarts after lockdown

The 88 steps which lead steeply down to a shore once used as a landing site for fishing boats and now popular for wild swimming – was paused earlier in the year, just as it was about to enter a major stage. 

Lochaber
Uig Pier linkspan plans shelved

Work on the new linkspan at Uig was due to start in September 2021 ahead of delivery of the promised new ferry which was due to come into service in the later half of 2022.

Lochaber
Planting seeds of knowledge at Skye Zine

Activities to coincide with the launch of ATLAS Arts’ new programme will include exploring the sharing of stories, publications and knowledge of seed sovereignty and environmental justice on Skye.

Podcasts
What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 9th September 2020

Trying to get Covid-19 testing kits , the demolition of Kilbowie Outdoor Centre approaches, and possible illegal drone flying at Oban Airport are just some of the topics that Ellis and Kathie discuss and are coming up in This Week’s Oban Times

Podcasts
Something for the Weekend 28th August 2020

Ellis, Kathie and Steevie are back with some more weekend banter Kathie is getting all her supplies in for winter including candles and firewood, Steevie is busy gathering in all the good TV he can find and Ellis is having retro fun with his new 19” TV and DVD player…

Podcasts
Something for the Weekend 28th August 2020

Ellis, Steevie and Fiona are have a not to serious chat about ideas of things to do – Its “Something For the Weekend”  from The Oban Times with the usual banter 28th August 2020

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 26th August 2020

Fiona and Ellis reveal some of the stories in this week’s Oban Times with coronavirus testing, and the lack of it, being one of the main talking points. Ellis has been looking at the ongoing plans to repopulate Ulva while a boat launch and a hectic few months for the new council chief are also featured.

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Something for the Weekend 21st August 2020

This week the team discuss taking more photos after lockdown (or indeed taking more photos during lockdown) , doing the “tourist” thing and watching the world going by, Fiona is off to a boat launch…….