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.
A lost First World War shipwreck had been found for the first time since it was sunk by a German mine off Coll. There’s fighting talk over ferries, more missing mail in Oban, and we look ahead to the Mull Music Festival this weekend, following a four year gap.
This week’s Oban Times includes lots to keep you busy this Easter weekend – check out Adventure Oban’s website for details of a chocolate egg hunt, Friday sees the opening of a new kids’ heritage play zone at The Rockfield Centre and the start of a three-day exhibition celebrating 50 years of Oban’s lifeboat station.
Teachers at Oban High School are insisting pupils hand over phones and lunch money to borrow forgotten school ties, we’ve been told.
We bring you a round-up of more Oban aid for Ukraine, news of a sea shanty festival coming to town in June and a Hope Kitchen appeal for quick and easy-cook tinned meals to help people receiving food parcels cope with rocketing energy costs.
Fury in Oban as the council skips Gaelic school books worth £1000s. A Connel family faced a ‘horrific’ £1k bill using ‘cheaper’ heaters. A Mull mussel farm creates 12 jobs. Cullipool protects itself from sea erosion. Argyll needs £100M for road repairs. Plus this week’s sport.
In this week’s Oban Times we feature communities rallying support for Ukraine and those fleeing to safety, we also have sincere apologies from Scottish Ambulance Service to two patients who faced long waits and we have a call for action from dad-of-two Murdo Mackenzie starting a petition against energy price hikes
This week’s Oban Times brings news of new life being breathed into Oban town centre. Plans include opening a brewery in the disused church in Argyll Square and turning an empty shop in George Street into seven escape rooms as a new tourist attraction. you can read about the bid to save the Loch Lomond wallabies – yes wallabies! and we also have a sports round-up for you.