What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 22nd September 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 22nd September 2021

Pollution in Oban Bay, a man sat in a bath in the middle of Loch Melfort, the chance to go along to an open day this Saturday to see what an archaeological dig has unearthed on Lismore are just some of the stories we have for you in this week’s Oban Times.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 15th September 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 15th September 2021

Pollution in Oban Bay, a man sat in a bath in the middle of Loch Melfort, the chance to go along to an open day this Saturday to see what an archaeological dig has unearthed on Lismore are just some of the stories we have for you in this week’s Oban Times.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 1st September 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 1st September 2021

This week’s Oban Times is packed with photos and reports from Oban’s 150th Games also featuring a right royal visitor Princess Anne. We also have news from over on Mull where boatowners are being urged to check for stowaways of the rodent or mink type

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 27th August 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 27th August 2021

Fiona caught up with Lorn Healthy Options fitness advisor Rob Graham to find out a wee bit more about the Oban-based community run charity and what they had been doing to help people with long and short term health issues during lockdown and beyond.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 25th August 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 25th August 2021

Scottish Government’s refusal to sanction the purchase of a new boat for Mull while the community has also been kicking up a stink over the growing problem of fly-tipping and littering. You can also find out about the sale of land which shares its name with Canada’s richest city

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 20th August 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 20th August 2021

A new project is being launched by Oban Men’s Shed to restore a little piece of maritime history.
Kathie has been chatting to the project’s John McAllister and Colin Turtle to find out how they plan, with the help of willing hands and council funding, to restore clinker boat the Mary Jane and get her back on the water.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 18th August 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 18th August 2021

For this week’s paper Sandy has been looking into how the current staycation boom is affecting the West Coast Hospitality industry as well as chatting to Borders Author  Alistair Moffat who’s first novel tells of an adventure that ends in Lochaber. Fiona looks at the current rise in Covid cases and talks to Marion Elkin-Greener about all things mental health related.

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 13th August 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 13th August 2021

This week’s podcast takes you on a Calmac ferry then a Basking Shark Scotland rib boat as Kathie and fellow open water swimmers Jeanette Sheldrick and Catriona Petit chat with Lorna Evans, one of the founders of a new charity called Seaful whose mission is to encourage more people to get out on the ocean, fall in love with it and keep it safe.

What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 11th August 2021
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What’s In This Week’s Oban Times 11th August 2021

Britain’s largest cruise ship sails on to the OT front page this week. Iona, with room for 5,200 guests and four swimming pools, anchored off her namesake island this week on her maiden voyage. Kathie also brings us news of work starting on Kerrera’s long-awaited road that will connect northenders to the south of the island and the lifeline ferry service over to the mainland

A Something For the Weekend Podcast 6th August 2021
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A Something For the Weekend Podcast 6th August 2021

Kathie has been down to the Bridge over the Atlantic to catch up with Seil crofter DJ MacDougall who is picking up his pipes to raise £1,000 for charity.
On August 28 he will be marching five miles, while playing the pipes, all the way from the Oban side of the Bridge Over The Atlantic down to the seafront at Ellenabeich.