Record visitors support fete comeback
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Record visitors support fete comeback

After a break of two years due to the pandemic, the sun also turned out to give its support to the event at Ardchattan Priory Gardens on July 31 raising funds for the 37th (Ardchattan) Argyll Scout Group and North Connel Guides, Brownies and Rainbows as well as Scotland’s Garden Scheme.

Mull Music Makers play on
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Mull Music Makers play on

Pop-up performances, a concert and ceilidh during Mull Fiddle Week raised more than £700 for next year’s third Mull Music Makers’ event.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 10th August 2022
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 10th August 2022

Exam results are in. How did Argyll schools do? Council tax may go up by 3% to plug an £8M budget gap. Mull lost its big ferry – what did islanders think? And we round up the Killin Games and Lorn and Bunessan Shows. What happened after a champion dog went AWOL?

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View from the Chamber – 11.8.22

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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Be a business ambassador for Argyll

To help keep spending locally, support businesses and protect jobs, businesses across Argyll and Bute are being encouraged to give their backing to the Scotland Loves Local card scheme

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Power station fuels work experience

Owen Moran is one of the first placement students since Covid to take up the world of work opportunity being offered by renewable energy giant Drax as part of the company’s commitment to supporting education and skills.

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Nessie comes to Loch Awe

A comedy about the fabled Loch Ness monster was shot by Loch Awe last month, as Argyll’s spectacular locations continue to attract film crews

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Local politicians back calls for slurry storage support

The calls come following amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) Scotland Regulations 2011 meaning that many local farms may be required to reconstruct or enlarge their existing slurry storage facilities in order to comply.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 10th August 2022
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 10th August 2022

Exam results are in. How did Argyll schools do? Council tax may go up by 3% to plug an £8M budget gap. Mull lost its big ferry – what did islanders think? And we round up the Killin Games and Lorn and Bunessan Shows. What happened after a champion dog went AWOL?

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 3rd August 2022

Appin on a fundraising mission to help save a mum’s sight. Plans are afoot for 100 homes on Mull. Overworked junior doctors at Oban hospital felt ‘out of their depth’ and feared for patient safety. Strikes may hit Argyll schools and bins, a fault cancels a ferry (again), and we look ahead to more shows.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 27th July 2022

In this week’s Oban Times we have a desperate plea from a homeless prevention charity facing eviction. We also have a warning story to stay safe on water after the RNLI were called out to a family in a dingy struggling in strong currents at the Falls of Lora.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 20th July 2022

In this week’s Oban Times, the Church of Scotland has revealed a list of 21 churches across Argyll and Lochaber facing potential closure. On this list is Lismore’s St Moluag’s historic cathedral and a church on Tiree where the congregation are usually connected to Bute for their Sunday service.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 13th July 2022

Has bird flu reached Mull? What does Islay’s £16M whisky taste like? Glamping pods at Tiree High School? Councillors’ expenses are revealed. Dalmally’s MacGregor clan are battling lawnmowers. Plus a round-up of sport and the Tiree Music Festival – we were there!

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 6th July 2022

News of approval for a twelfth distillery for Islay, Oban museum gets an alcohol licence and Craignish looks set to benefit from sex-changing oysters – all of this in this week’s Oban Times plus a story about the Loch Ness monster coming to Loch Awe.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 29th June 2022

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.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 22nd June 2022

Could Taynuilt be home to one of the oldest grocer’s shops in Scotland? Celebrations at the weekend with cake and congratulations marked 100 years since Grahams the Grocers opened in Main Street and The Oban Times was there to join in.

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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 15th June 2022

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.