A Something For the Weekend Podcast 30th July 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 30th July 2021

This week after months of being starved of entertainment and live music, Kathie could hardly contain herself when The Camans frontman Craig McIntyre got in touch to invite her along to the band’s first official post-lockdown gig at Inverrary George Hotel.

New faces at Dunollie
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New faces at Dunollie

Emma Sutcliffe is the new general manager at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds while Jamie MacGregor has been appointed heritage engagement and access officer and Florence Medard is the new communications coordinator.

Mull’s Highland fling
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Mull’s Highland fling

Instead of the official games totally wiped off the calendar by Covid for another year, organisers put on an alternative event, reduced it in size and called it Mull & Islands Highland Gathering.

Fundraising swimmers lap up support
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Fundraising swimmers lap up support

Mary Freer and Karen Wesley who swim with the cheekily-named Bluetits, a UK-wide open swimming network, have been out in their cossies daily to take a dip and swim lengths of the quarry pool near Seil Island Hall.

Colonsay taps in to becoming plastic free
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Colonsay taps in to becoming plastic free

The tiny island, ten miles long and two miles wide, has just turned on five new refill taps to quench the thirst of walkers and cyclists and anyone else who needs cooling water.

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Taynuilt book shed open for business

The Shed will be accessible at all times for anyone to browse, take away or exchange from the large variety of adult and childrens books on offer.

Lochaber
Busy period for Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

Friday’s call-out ended at 5am but actually started 12 hours earlier when the team was alerted to the seven people who had become crag fast after gearing up for a traverse of the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête.

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Farming
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.

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Lochaber
Re-imagining Lochaber’s uplands

Different people will have their own opinions on how our uplands should look but improving local biodiversity and our bio-economy is a no-brainer, says Dr Jon Mercer.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 30th July 2021
Podcasts
A Something For the Weekend Podcast 30th July 2021

This week after months of being starved of entertainment and live music, Kathie could hardly contain herself when The Camans frontman Craig McIntyre got in touch to invite her along to the band’s first official post-lockdown gig at Inverrary George Hotel.

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 28th July 2021

This week’s Oban Times has a cracking gallery of photos from the day that saw the team, including some folks as far away as in Norway and Australia, pulling together to double their combined target to more than £10,000. We also have news of Oban Seil croft DJ MacDougall who is going to pipe five miles from the Bridge Over The Atlantic on Seil to the seafront at Ellenabeich to raise funds for the work of theEasdale branch of Royal British Legion Scotland

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 16th July 2021

Ellis is running late for this week’s podcast while Oban ‘Gym Guy’ Innes Hughes is just running. South Yorkshire’s Jim Morton is taking things at a slightly easier pace and takes a break from his round-the-coast odyssey to tell us all about it and songstress Dot Allison provides this week’s

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 9th July 2021

Up first is David Glennie of the Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust about the reopening of the Tardis-like museum at Ellenabeich and why it needs both visitors and volunteers. Plus in this week’s music segment, there’s some relaxing tinkling of the ivories by talented local pianist Marek Kochmanski who usually does his stuff at the Bridge Cafe on every last Saturday in the month. There’s also an exclusive interview with the lost walkers on Jura who recount their epic rescue which saw them set off on a Thursday but not make it back until Saturday night!

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What’s in This Week’s Oban Times 7th July 2021

This week’s Oban Times is brimming as ever with news. Kathie tells of cautious cheer as Argyll and Bute’s full council unanimously voted to remove the housing element forGanavan from the area’s new local development plan – it still needs the final nod from the Scottish Government’s Reporter and that could take up to one year but campaigners are hopeful.

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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 2nd July 2021

Kathie has been chatting with Mull’s RSPB officer Dave Sexton about a tourist’s out of the ordinary holiday snaps of a whitetailed eagle and otter unusually chilling out together on a rock. Fiona brings us music from Ian Wilson with Sunrise – the last track on his brand new album Holding on Til Sunrise

Business support, just the job
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Let’s get back to work! Whether you want to get a foot on the first step of the ladder, have been made redundant or are yearning to retrain, there is help available. The UK Government is working hand-in-hand with businesses to offer opportunities to young people.