Councillors have approved an ambitious £70M bid to improve transport in Jura, Islay, and Lorn
A leather and Scottish Tweed specialist business has brought tweed stitching operations ‘in-house’, following funding advice from Business Gateway Argyll and Bute
Eleven pupils in the upper Gaelic-medium class in the Lochaber village outstripped their own expectations by growing an initial investment of £55 by nearly 1500%.
The Highland Council age-standardised rate for mental illness and suicide is significantly higher than Scotland as a whole, for both men and women in 2016-2020.
Representatives of Mountain Rescue, Police, Coastguard and local GP surgery were able to visit the school and receive their gifts from the children and they children will also visit the local fire station for a tour and hand over their letters and pictures.
UARG got the runner-up award for Best Practice in Community Development
Over 50 teams from 11 clubs spread between Fort William and Campbeltown took part in the fourth annual festival at the North Connel venue
His West Highland charge is also a major contrast from his home city of Belfast. Brought up in the Shankhill Road area during the Troubles.
Lachie Robinson, administrator of the Knoydart Climate Action Group (a working group of the Knoydart Foundation) explained: ‘Working with Keep Scotland Beautiful on our Community Climate Action Plan helped our community continue its ongoing discussion about how best to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis on Knoydart.
Mr Park said it had always been a challenge for rural areas to recruit medics with highly specialised skill sets.
The championships will round off a day of woodland themed events during Morvern Games and Gala Week.
A healthy entry of over 110 individuals and groups saw it possible to hold competitions in 62 classes.
Two Corbetts that are part of the same mountain mass that makes up the rocky headwall of Coire Ghiubhsachain.
Hosts signed up to welcome Ukrainian refugees into their rural homes are getting frustrated waiting for home checks by Argyll and Bute Council. We’ve been hearing that private water supplies could be a no-go and stop some homes on our islands or remotest communities being approved as suitable.
A multi-millionaire Brexiteer has been confirmed as the potential new owner of Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum. Documents shed light on Argyll and Bute Council’s plan to axe head teachers. On Mull, visitors desperate to take photographs are told to stop bullying the island’s otters.
What happened when a naked man in a bath put in a surprise appearance during Oban Community Council’s meeting? What action is Argyll & Bute Council taking to get staycation ready? And why will the streets of Oban be buzzing this weekend? Answers are all in this week’s Oban Times.
Shock and upset as an Oban nursery closes. It’s the end of an era for Seil eggs. What’s happening at the fire-ravaged Taynuilt Inn? Why is Argyll council partying like it’s 2021? Who won a card cut for Isles council convener? Oban lost its city status bid – what did locals say?
Jurachs lose faith in the council as a ferry service provider. Luing meets to decide the future of its mothballed school. Parties thrash out deals to decide who rules new council. Oban RNLI has been busy with nine shouts over 11 days and the name of Islay’s 11th distillery is revealed.
A lack of homes for workers on Mull and Iona is stifling the islands. Also on Mull, posties are exhausted working double-shifts due to staff shortages. You can read the local election results – who’s in, who’s out, and what next. And it’s a happy 70th birthday to the Campbell triplets.
Join us for this week’s lively What’s In This Week’s Oban Times podcast. We’re talking about the return of the Highlands & Islands Music & Dance Festival, plans to bring more Christmas sparkle to Oban’s streets, a new look for Oban Hospital’s Macmillan Day Bed unit, a hoolie blowing over the Mull ferry row and a £1.6m project to update Staffa as a tourist attraction. Of course we’ve also got a fast pace sports round-up for you too.
Relive the celebrations after last night’s win over Nairn.
Some of Lochaber’s best known landmarks were lit up blue.
They arrived at the nest together shortly after 7pm on Thursday night.
Ian MacPhee spoke to the Lochaber Times about his new book celebrating the history of Ballachulish Camanachd Club.
Jon Cox, better known as “Loki Doki”, started fundraising for the club with his online fans.
More than 100 people stopped to lend a hand with the clean-up throughout the day on Saturday.
Anna Wells’ short film has been entered into the British Mountaineering Council’s “Women in Adventure” competition.