Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 8th December 2021

Gallanach Road is back open – hoorah! Also we deliver you news of another apparent failure by Royal Mail – this time involving make-a-dedication fliers for Oban Hospice’s Light Up A Life event.Who will control Oban Bay? CalMac’s keen national owner CMAL? The previously reluctant council? Or a popular trust port? We report a dramatic turn – or u-turn – of events at the Harbour Board’s crunch meeting. The stooshie continues…
And islanders in Tiree have launched a ‘community-first’ alternative to AirBnB. We also have a sports-round up for you.

News
Gallanach Road reopens

Remote-controlled jacks were used to lever 70 tonnes of rock away from the cliff face, nets wrapped round it and a cable were used to guide it down to avoid a cottage below. It took just six seconds to hit the ground after five days of setting up specialist equipment to removed it.

Business
New scheme to help jobless

Job Entry: Targeted Support (JETS) launched in Scotland in January as part of the UK government’s response to job losses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic

News
Santa comes to town

Temperatures took a dip but it didn’t put off young and old who headed to the Corran Halls on Saturday to see the return of the town’s traditional Reindeer Parade.

Business
New scheme to help jobless

Job Entry: Targeted Support (JETS) launched in Scotland in January as part of the UK government’s response to job losses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic

Districts
Festive fun at Strontian Christmas market

The event also marked the start of the annual online secret auction, which this year has over £2000 worth of auction lots, including meals at local hotels and restaurants, boat charter trips, kayak experiences and food and drink hampers.

News
Morvern COP hailed a great success

To coincide with the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow earlier this month the Morvern community held a series of events promoting climate action, resilience and hope.

News
Kyle RNLI called to vessel adrift in Storm Barra

Due to the position of the casualty vessel the lifeboat crew had a difficult task trying to
establish a tow which had to be attached to the stern of the vessel in the strong winds
and rough sea conditions.

News
FSB call for Western Isles business survey

The FSB relies heavily on business surveys and case studies to ensure it is representing the views of members and the wider business community to politicians and policymakers.

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 8th December 2021

Gallanach Road is back open – hoorah! Also we deliver you news of another apparent failure by Royal Mail – this time involving make-a-dedication fliers for Oban Hospice’s Light Up A Life event.Who will control Oban Bay? CalMac’s keen national owner CMAL? The previously reluctant council? Or a popular trust port? We report a dramatic turn – or u-turn – of events at the Harbour Board’s crunch meeting. The stooshie continues…
And islanders in Tiree have launched a ‘community-first’ alternative to AirBnB. We also have a sports-round up for you.

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 1st December 2021

Fiona, Kathie and Sandy take a look at the stories behind this week’s headlines. There’s news of a new partnership between Wild About Argyll and BID4Oban, a film crew at Ganavan, a controversial bid by CalMac’s nationalised owner to control Oban Bay and a chance to name Mull’s newish, second hand ferry. Ferry McFerryface?

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 24th November 2021

Oban Times investigation finds Taynuilt villagers missed lifesaving covid booster jabs due to late mail. We also have the latest on probes into two Argyll councillors, and into the latest council depot fire in Oban. School nativities have been cancelled again this year due to the pandemic – but Fiona is looking for some seasonal sparkle

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 3rd November 2021

In this week’s Oban Times Kathie brings news of more confusion and missed vaccination appointments after more data processing errors. Along with a latest apology from Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership we have a pledge from the health board that those problems are now resolved. Great news is that the Ganavan toilets will be staying open over winter thanks to people power and persuasive efforts of Oban councillors

Podcasts
Kathie Gets On Track

Climb onboard as Kathie Griffiths chats with train driver Ian Campbell who retired after almost 45 years service. It’s been a long and memorable journey for Ian from Dalmally, nicknamed Ivor. In this podcast he shares his time on the tracks with us.

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 20th October 2021

Oban had a blast when Storm, a ten metre high puppet marched her way through the streets attracting giant crowds, find out more about her visit and see the pictures in this week’s Oban Times plus lots more in this week’s podcast.

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 20th October 2021

Fingers…and legs crossed there will be good news for campaigners desperate to keep Ganavan Sands toilets open. The loos are due to shut at the end of this month and it would be April before the council re-opens them, unless excess Covid funding is put to use to pay for their winter upkeep. Oban’s Winter Festival will be back from November 19 to 28 and Autumnwatch presenter Meg McCubbin will be on Mull for this season’s BBC 2 series starting on Tuesday.

Podcasts
What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 13th October 2021

Kathie reports on two fabulous comebacks – the Highland Cattle Society’s 124th annual Autumn Show and Sale made a return to Oban Livestock Centre at the weekend and the Royal National Mod has taken to the stage in Inverness and gone online with performances and competitions – read about them both and enjoy the photos.