You are first class, Stephen!
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You are first class, Stephen!

Postman Stephen Cargill , who has been working the Appin round for eight years now, came up with the idea of wearing his kilt when Royal Mail chose The Beatson as a good cause to raise funds for. He has smashed the £1,000 mark.

On the curious trail of man in the bathtub
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On the curious trail of man in the bathtub

If you walk along the beach at the front of Loch Melfort Hotel, cross the rocks to the right and head to the natural pier that is where you will get your best view unless you have a drone, are passing on a paddleboard, kayak or similar and can get closer-up to the skerries where bathtub man sits enjoying a soak.

Drone photo shows North Pier spill
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Drone photo shows North Pier spill

Earlier this week the image had generated more than 200 reactions from people including almost 50 comments with many calling for better action from agencies to keep the bay clean.

Mull horror movie up for film festival prize
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Mull horror movie up for film festival prize

Eerie Shepherd starring starring actor Tom Hughes and Kate Dickie of Game of Thrones fame will have have its world premiere at the British Film Industry London Film Festival on  October 14.

RowAround Scotland skiffies complete Argyll Section
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RowAround Scotland skiffies complete Argyll Section

Skiffies rowed from Port Appin to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan  over the weekend covering over 40 miles to complete the last of the Argyll leg of the RowAround Scotland bid which is due to finish in September linking up 70 coastal rowing clubs.

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View from the Chamber

Whether you are new to the Chamber, a longstanding member, or thinking about joining, we are pleased to help all the businesses in our friendly and supportive Lochaber business network.

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Thought for the week 9.9.21

A word spoken at the right time can help remove doubt, minister to anxiety, inspire profound thoughts and bring us peace.

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Travelling abroad has changed

The pandemic has changed the way we travel abroad. The Government has put in place a traffic light system – green, amber, red – designed to tell you the actions that need to be taken on return from overseas travel. Other changes have been made because the UK has left the EU.

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Rare moth encountered in Strontian

The moth -Latin name Acherontia atropos – has a wingspan of up to around 10cm and to match their spooky appearance can also make an audible squealing noise when alarmed.

Travelling abroad has changed
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Travelling abroad has changed

The pandemic has changed the way we travel abroad. The Government has put in place a traffic light system – green, amber, red – designed to tell you the actions that need to be taken on return from overseas travel. Other changes have been made because the UK has left the EU.

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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.

Travelling abroad has changed
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Travelling abroad has changed

The pandemic has changed the way we travel abroad. The Government has put in place a traffic light system – green, amber, red – designed to tell you the actions that need to be taken on return from overseas travel. Other changes have been made because the UK has left the EU.

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Rapid electric vehicle chargers light the way

Kate Forbes, MSP for Skye Lochaber and Badenoch, said she was delighted that World Electric Vehicle Day has been chosen to launch this initiative in a rural part of Scotland she knows so well.   

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NHS Western Isles launches new service

Patients presenting to a GP practice with a Musculoskeletal (MSK) condition can now be assessed by a highly skilled physiotherapist without seeing a GP first.

Lochaber
Rare moth encountered in Strontian

The moth -Latin name Acherontia atropos – has a wingspan of up to around 10cm and to match their spooky appearance can also make an audible squealing noise when alarmed.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 15th September 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 15th September 2021

Pollution in Oban Bay, a man sat in a bath in the middle of Loch Melfort, the chance to go along to an open day this Saturday to see what an archaeological dig has unearthed on Lismore are just some of the stories we have for you in this week’s Oban Times.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 1st September 2021

This week’s Oban Times is packed with photos and reports from Oban’s 150th Games also featuring a right royal visitor Princess Anne. We also have news from over on Mull where boatowners are being urged to check for stowaways of the rodent or mink type

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 27th August 2021

Fiona caught up with Lorn Healthy Options fitness advisor Rob Graham to find out a wee bit more about the Oban-based community run charity and what they had been doing to help people with long and short term health issues during lockdown and beyond.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 25th August 2021

Scottish Government’s refusal to sanction the purchase of a new boat for Mull while the community has also been kicking up a stink over the growing problem of fly-tipping and littering. You can also find out about the sale of land which shares its name with Canada’s richest city

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 20th August 2021

A new project is being launched by Oban Men’s Shed to restore a little piece of maritime history.
Kathie has been chatting to the project’s John McAllister and Colin Turtle to find out how they plan, with the help of willing hands and council funding, to restore clinker boat the Mary Jane and get her back on the water.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 18th August 2021

For this week’s paper Sandy has been looking into how the current staycation boom is affecting the West Coast Hospitality industry as well as chatting to Borders Author  Alistair Moffat who’s first novel tells of an adventure that ends in Lochaber. Fiona looks at the current rise in Covid cases and talks to Marion Elkin-Greener about all things mental health related.

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 13th August 2021

This week’s podcast takes you on a Calmac ferry then a Basking Shark Scotland rib boat as Kathie and fellow open water swimmers Jeanette Sheldrick and Catriona Petit chat with Lorna Evans, one of the founders of a new charity called Seaful whose mission is to encourage more people to get out on the ocean, fall in love with it and keep it safe.

Travelling abroad has changed
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Travelling abroad has changed

The pandemic has changed the way we travel abroad. The Government has put in place a traffic light system – green, amber, red – designed to tell you the actions that need to be taken on return from overseas travel. Other changes have been made because the UK has left the EU.