Finance report declares health and social underspend
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Finance report declares health and social underspend

Health services, which are provided by NHS Highland, ended the year with an underspend of £906,000. Social work services, which are provided by Argyll and Bute Council, also had an underspend for the year of £183,000.

Airport rolls out fuel service
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Airport rolls out fuel service

‘We’re delighted that our fuelling station is now open to visiting aircraft as restrictions cautiously loosen across Scotland,’ says council leader.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 18th June 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 18th June 2021

Where on earth is Ellis? Despite his absence he has left us with a spine-chilling tale. Perhaps he had a pressing engagement to go to? Kathie gets her dancing shoes out following her chat with Taynuilt musician and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Gary Innes and there’s music from Leonard Brown and his All-Star Band.

Sea tour firm links with hotel
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Sea tour firm links with hotel

‘We’re excited to be getting back out on the water and start helping show guests the natural beauty of the region.’

Sea tour firm links with hotel
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Sea tour firm links with hotel

‘We’re excited to be getting back out on the water and start helping show guests the natural beauty of the region.’

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Hotel ramps up employee benefits

‘There’s no doubt that the hospitality industry is in crisis when it comes to availability of skills,’ warns hotels group chief executive.

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Highlandwear studio opens in Oban

Alan Moore, director and founder of Connel Bay Scottish Highlandwear, trialled the concept eight months ago and has now made the arrangement permanent.

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Oban station toilets remain shut

The facilities have been out of action now for more than a year, said former community councillor David Gallant, a regular passenger.

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Town centre funding boost

Tobermory on Mull will receive total funding of £198,000; Bowmore at Islay receives £118,500; and Oban £197,000.

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Boot camp proves a hit

People as young as nine to 55-years-old have been getting involved and the offer is open to all with no requirement to be a resident of Barcaldine.

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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.

Isle of Rum topotheque goes live
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Isle of Rum topotheque goes live

The Isle of Rum has a long and fascinating archaeology, history and geology and could be considered a microcosm of the history of the Scottish Highlands.

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Double Dose Club launches in Western Isles

Designed by Loom’s owner and Creative Director, Pearse O’Halloran, the graphics comprise a mint green and blue design as well as featuring text in both English and Gaelic

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 18th June 2021
Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 18th June 2021

Where on earth is Ellis? Despite his absence he has left us with a spine-chilling tale. Perhaps he had a pressing engagement to go to? Kathie gets her dancing shoes out following her chat with Taynuilt musician and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Gary Innes and there’s music from Leonard Brown and his All-Star Band.

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 16th June 2021

This week’s Oban Times carries a health message with cases of Covid on the rise across Argyll and Oban being flagged up as an area of concern. Kathie also brings us news  about 200 women having their routine breast screening appointments cancelled in town

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 11th June 2021

With Fiona Scott still on her holibobs it’s up to Steevie, Kathie and Ellis to hold the Something For The Weekend fort. In this week’s podcast, intrepid reporter Kathie transports us back to her ‘oarsome’ nine-mile row up the coast from Seil. We meet her fellow rowers and discover the special treats she had in her lunchbox. Ellis also gets an eyeful as he interviews Speedo Mick, the inspirational Evertonian fan who has become a charity fundraiser, which saw him mobbed by admirers on his arrival in Oban

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 9th June 2021

The negative impact of a minority of tourists features in this week’s Oban Times as unmanaged camping at local lochs sees some of our beauty spots suffer the very worst of litter, human waste and damage from wildfires.

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 4th June 2021

Intrepid reporter Kathie regales us with another of her watery adventures as she steels her to take part in an eight-mile local leg of a row around Scotland. We find out who’s been responsible for all the yellow knitted wellies that have been appearing, and have an upbeat new single from Glasgow-based folk singer-songwriter, Scott McWatt, called ‘Where We’ll Be’.

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 2nd June 2021

The shortage of housing and flats places to rent takes centre stage in The Oban Times on Thursday as calls are made to limit the number of holiday lets and Airbnbs is just one of the stories in this week’s Oban Times.

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 28th May 2021

In this week’s episode of Something For The Weekend Ellis goes to a street festival, Kathie visits a new garden taking root at Oban’s Rockfield Centre to eventually provide natural dyes for creative workshops there and Steevie stormtroops in about a certain Empire that has come to town to film a Star Wars spin-off Disney channel series – or has it?

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 21st May 2021

Kathie catches up in Oban with endurance cyclist Harry Lidgley who is on a 7,000km mission to wheel his way round all the UK mainland lifeboat stations raising funds for the RNLI. Celebrity Robson Green’s been in town making a new TV show and a new friend after meeting Ellis and we have some wonderful music from Patsy Reid who will be leading the team of expert tutors at Mull Fiddle Week this summer