A Something For the Weekend Podcast 5th March 2021
Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 5th March 2021

Holiday plans play a big part in this week’s chat and you can find out where the team will be jetting off to once lockdown lifts as well as what childhood books they may be stashing in their suitcases. Guests this week include Oban Pride chairman Phill Dexter with news of a new club

Record tree planting year
News
Record tree planting year

Scottish Forestrys staff hailed for ‘record rate’ having backed applications for over 13,000ha of new woodland.

The Oban Times
News
Gilli posts news of her retirement

Selling stamps have been just a small part of Gilli Chrystal’s postal duties with her often going above and beyond the job, acting as the village’s unofficial tourist information centre.

News
Gin award is just the tonic

With entries from across the globe and an expert judging panel, the best and brightest have been commended in the Gin Magazine awards.

News
£3m fund for tour guides opens

Applicants must be Scottish-based and conduct at least 75 per cent of their business, such as guided tours, activities and experiences, within Scotland.

Bringing the outside in at Corpach
Districts
Bringing the outside in at Corpach

The Big Art Exhibition was launched at the end of January with Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley asking people to make an artwork at home and put in their window or garden.

News
Harris gritting lorries named

Hundreds of comments were received with no shortage of creativity and humour while really testing the boundaries of snow-based puns.

Lochaber
Plockton and Lochalsh news

Twelve photos were chosen and 100 calendars were made.  All 100 were sold and the profit of £781.06 was given to Kyleakin Connections.

Farming

Latest prices from Oban and Tiree markets

Districts
Bringing the outside in at Corpach

The Big Art Exhibition was launched at the end of January with Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley asking people to make an artwork at home and put in their window or garden.

Sport
Highlife Highland virtual run

Each Active Schools co-ordinator across Highland has created runs for the event, within their areas, for local children to be able to join in.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 5th March 2021
Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 5th March 2021

Holiday plans play a big part in this week’s chat and you can find out where the team will be jetting off to once lockdown lifts as well as what childhood books they may be stashing in their suitcases. Guests this week include Oban Pride chairman Phill Dexter with news of a new club

Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 26th February 2021

The weekend is here and March marches forth! And as the light begins to return and lockdown hopefully starts to loosen, The Oban Times team of Kathie, Fiona, Ellis and Steevie have a lighthearted chinwag about the fun-loving four-legged creature putting a smile on the faces of Oban.

Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 19th February 2021

Spring is in the air and The Oban Times crew are definitely feeling it in this week’s podcast. While Kathie, Ellis and Fiona celebrate nature all the extra chirping and frenzied bird feeding going on in our gardens – Steevie is not so chirpy and is after those pesky squirrels who have been stealing and stashing away his conker collection from which he had hope to sprout some trees.