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Thursday - 20th September, 2018
Teens escape ‘dangerous’ playpark tower collapse
Teenagers had a ‘scary nearmiss’ in Oban’s new £180,000 playpark, which closed in Mar...
Thursday - 13th September, 2018
X marks the spot for Tracey
Lucky reader Tracey Campbell has scooped £2,500 in our Spot The Ball – after entering the...
Thursday - 6th September, 2018
Near miss ordeal steps up crossing campaign
A school-run mum has described the dramatic moment she saved her son from being struck by a car – ...
Thursday - 30th August, 2018
Oban men jailed for total of 43 months for assault
Two Oban men have been jailed for a total of 43 months for their part in an assault involving the us...
Thursday - 23rd August, 2018
‘Rough-handed’ raid claim
Three men have been arrested following raids by immigration enforcement officers on Oban takeaways a...
Thursday - 16th August, 2018
Be vigilant over dumped needles, says councillor
People are being warned to stay vigilant after bags of used needles were found on a building site in...
Thursday - 9th August, 2018
Oban food charity Hope braces for benefits crisis
Oban’s only foodbank is bracing itself for increased demand when the controversial Universal Credi...
Thursday - 2nd August, 2018
Former Oban police officer guilty of child porn charges
A former Oban police officer has pleaded guilty to possessing more than 60 child pornography images ...
Thursday - 26th July, 2018
Touching tribute to much-missed Kayla
To mark the first anniversary since Kayla MacDonald tragically lost her life, family and friends gat...
Thursday - 19th July, 2018
Oban businesses blast ‘diabolical’ parking fees
Oban’s ‘diabolical’ and ‘impossible’ new parking charges are ‘punishing’ businesses, a...
Thursday - 12th July, 2018
Sine receives MBE from the Queen
The former head teacher of Dunbeg Primary School, Sine MacVicar, has received her MBE and met the Qu...
Thursday - 5th July, 2018
Thursday - 28th June, 2018
Thursday - 21st June, 2018
MP in town for Rockfield community shares launch
Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara was in Oban on Saturday to help Oban Communities Trust launch it...
Thursday - 14th June, 2018
Oban Live is the best one yet ...
In a finale to end all finales, Oban High School Pipe Band joined Skerryvore on stage at Oban Live o...
Thursday - 7th June, 2018
Taynuilt love tribute rivals the Taj Mahal
India boasts the Taj Mahal as the world’s most romantic building...but a new memorial inspired by ...
Thursday - 31st May, 2018
Hundreds back petition for ‘first-class’ postal service
‘DIABOLICAL’ staff shortages at Oban sorting office are leaving some rural communities without r...
Thursday - 24th May, 2018
Oban skipper feared worst as crew member is detained
AN OBAN skipper was ready to sell his boat after one of his crew was detained by the UK Border Agenc...
Thursday - 17th May, 2018
Petition calls for halt to massive GP funding cuts
SCOTLAND’S new GP contract will lead to massive funding cuts for surgeries across the West Coast, ...
Thursday - 10th May, 2018
Islanders step up campaign to save lifeline GP service
HUNDREDS of islanders in a remote part of Mull and Iona are signing a petition to save their localis...
Thursday - 3rd May, 2018
Ferry disruption continues as CalMac’s crisis goes on
CALMAC’S repaired MV Clansman ferry should be back this week – but timetable disruption looks li...
Thursday - 26th April, 2018
Two-year-olds among hidden young carers in North Argyll
TWO-YEAR-OLDS could be among hundreds of hidden young carers in North Argyll, a charity has warned.&...
Thursday - 19th April, 2018
Oban friends’ mission to find disease cure after heartbreak
THOUSANDS of miles could not keep two Oban best friends apart when heartbreak struck. Kayle...
Thursday - 12th April, 2018
Warning as figures reveal babies are among the homeless in Oban
‘UNACCEPTABLE’ figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal 30 young people – ...
Thursday - 5th April, 2018
Cuts threaten to end training position for Oban teenager
AN OBAN builder has accused the Scottish Government of discrimination after it cut funding halfway t...
Thursday - 29th March, 2018
Whistleblower says hospital staff stressed and overworked
AS LEAKS revealed secret plans for ‘terrifying’ cuts in Argyll and Bute’s health and social ca...
Thursday - 22nd March, 2018
‘Terrifying’ cuts feared as Argyll struggles with health ‘crisis’
AS ARGYLL and Bute’s health managers secretly discuss ‘savage’ cuts of more than 400 jobs and ...
Thursday - 15th March, 2018
Village powered hydro scheme could make millions for locals
A £1.5 MILLION hydro scheme powered by the big ambitions of a tiny community officially ope...
Thursday - 8th March, 2018
Call for care in the community rethink as big budget cuts bite
THE ORGANISATION tasked with delivering health and social care in Argyll and Bute will have to make ...
Thursday - 1st March, 2018
Oban schoolboy launches his own eco-war on plastic straws
SIX-YEAR-OLD ‘eco-boy’ Felix Hughes is on a superhero mission to save the world from plastic was...
Thursday - 22nd February, 2018
Disabled Lorna is left high and dry by flooded property
TORRENTS of muddy water escaping from a clogged-up stream is pouring misery down on a disabled Oban ...
Thursday - 15th February, 2018
Key Oban sites earmarked for new hotels and car parks
MULTI-STOREY car parks and new hotels could be coming to Oban, with three areas having been outlined...
Thursday - 8th February, 2018
Lives ‘at risk’ warning over axed lifeline meals service
VULNERABLE lives could be at risk when a lifeline service delivering hot meals and companionship to ...
Thursday - 1st February, 2018
Police step in and demand immediate pothole repairs
POTHOLES on the A85 through Connel became so dangerous last week police officers contacted BEAR Scot...
Thursday - 25th January, 2018
Oban cinema plans kitchen, showers and ‘genderless’ loos
OBAN Phoenix Cinema should be ‘more like a community centre’, according to plans unveiled at its...
Thursday - 18th January, 2018
Argyll’s salmon rivers are hit hardest by scourge of sea lice
FISHERY experts say Argyll’s wild salmon catch is three times lower than expected, following a dam...
Thursday - 11th January, 2018
Public slam ‘shambolic’ and ‘disgraceful’ roads
‘SHAMBOLIC’ and ‘disgraceful’ are just two of the words used to described the road through C...
Thursday - 4th January, 2018
Lone hero Len averts dry Christmas crisis on Colonsay
IT’S THE stuff of island Christmas nightmares: you’ve stocked up all the food and drink for the ...
Thursday - 21st December, 2017
Injured Agnes recalls horror of USA hit-and-run accident
AGNES MACKECHNIE, the Oban grandmother seriously injured in a road accident in the United States in ...
Thursday - 14th December, 2017
Heating system fails as icy blast freezes Oban homes Residents had ‘icicles hanging from windows’
RESIDENTS in Oban were left without heating or hot water on what has been the coldest week of the ye...
Thursday - 7th December, 2017
Memorial bench to be fitting tribute to tragic Kayla, eight
THE family of Kayla MacDonald, the eight-year-old girl from Dunbeg who died in a tragic accident in ...
Thursday - 30th November, 2017
Connel man Billy is released from Indian prison nightmare
CONNEL man Billy Irving has been released from an Indian prison after being found not guilty of fire...
Thursday - 23rd November, 2017
Dunbeg mum condemns use of children’s pictures on TV
A DUNBEG mum has condemned images of local pupils being used by a national broadcaster in a bulletin...
Thursday - 16th November, 2017
New hope for Connel man Billy in Indian prison hell
CONNEL ex-para Billy Irving is expecting to hear within 14 days whether he will be released from an ...
Thursday - 9th November, 2017
Oban woman is seriously injured in US hit-and-run
A 55-YEAR-OLD Oban woman has been seriously injured and has had a series of operations after being s...
Thursday - 2nd November, 2017
Roads minister pledges to examine safety on the A85
TRANSPORT Minister Humza Yousaf has pledged to look into the measures being called for by The Oban T...
Thursday - 26th October, 2017
Island celebrates as Barra’s Laura goes back to school
THE teenager from Barra who was seriously injured in the Manchester terror attack has now returned t...
Thursday - 19th October, 2017
Council plans 90 job cuts to help plug £20m black hole
THE council plans to axe nearly 90 full-time jobs to save £11 million over the next three y...
Thursday - 12th October, 2017
Reprimanded care home is blasted for its lack of hygiene
A CARE home in Benderloch has been blasted for its lack of hygiene and the way it treated one of its...
Thursday - 5th October, 2017
£1m community broadband scheme for Mull ‘in jeopardy’
MULL’S ‘groundbreaking’ project to bring superfast broadband to 1,600 homes in Argyll’s remo...
Thursday - 28th September, 2017
Celebrities join campaign to free Billy from jail in India
THE campaign to have Connel man Billy Irving freed from prison in India has won celebrity backing fr...
Thursday - 21st September, 2017
Shortage of carers sees crisis worsen for vulnerable people
AN INABILITY to recruit staff has resulted in a home care crisis in Oban, with vulnerable people bei...
Thursday - 14th September, 2017
Pioneer care scheme falters after too few people seek its support
LISMORE and Appin’s ‘successful’ new care scheme is under threat after too few people signed u...
Thursday - 7th September, 2017
Tiree beach hut saved by appeal
A BEACH hut built by a surfing school at Balevullin on Tiree, due to be demolished after Argyll and ...
Thursday - 31st August, 2017
Drivers report near misses with children in Oban estate
A DRIVER says she fears injuring or, worse, killing a child after a near miss on a residential road ...
Thursday - 24th August, 2017
Council raises concerns over predicted health overspend
‘IF A council department came back with a huge deficit like the one before us today, then we would...
Thursday - 17th August, 2017
Leisure and libraries staff set to be transferred to new trust
LIVE Argyll, the new leisure and libraries trust for Argyll and Bute, will see a general manager in ...
Thursday - 10th August, 2017
Drivers vent anger over problem parking meters
FRUSTRATED motorists in Oban are venting their anger on staff in some of the town’s businesses whe...
Thursday - 3rd August, 2017
Wild About Argyll campaign success speaks for itself
THE BUSINESS co- operative set up five years ago to promote the growth of tourism in Argyll and the ...
Thursday - 27th July, 2017
Tributes paid to ‘precious, fun-loving’ Kayla, eight
AN EIGHT-YEAR- OLD girl who died during an incident near Benderloch at the weekend has been describe...
Thursday - 20th July, 2017
Argyll tourism shake-up needed, says media boss
ARGYLL’S foremost government-backed and -funded tourism management group has wasted £100,...
Thursday - 13th July, 2017
Fiancée says government has let down Billy Irving
ON JULY 24 Connel man Billy Irving, along with 34 other innocent men who were working aboard the ant...
Thursday - 6th July, 2017
Council’s top earners rise in number and wage rates
TOP salaries at Argyll and Bute Council are on the increase with 121 people now earning more than &a...
Thursday - 29th June, 2017
Body lies in busy A&E due to staff cuts
THE BODY of a patient lay on a trolley in the accident and emergency department of Oban’s Lorn and...
Thursday - 22nd June, 2017
Community council leader shunned by hospital bosses
HEALTH board bosses refused to sit beside the chairwoman of Oban Community Council because they did ...
Thursday - 15th June, 2017
Infirm and poor priced out of appointments at hospital
ELDERLY, infirm, poor families and looked-after children will be worst hit by long journeys to hospi...
Thursday - 8th June, 2017
Heroes run into building as blaze rips through flats
AT LEAST three people were rescued from flats on Oban’s George Street after a fire spread from the...
Thursday - 1st June, 2017
Vital service is cut from Lorn and Islands Hospital
PEOPLE with bladder problems will now have to travel further for specialist care after clinics in Ob...
Thursday - 25th May, 2017
Laura found in hospital but Eilidh still missing
TRIBUTES from across the world are flooding in for two teenagers and their community who have been c...
Thursday - 18th May, 2017
Thursday - 11th May, 2017
3,000 sign Sound of Jura fish farm petition
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Thursday - 4th May, 2017
Online film tells of inspiring family
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Thursday - 27th April, 2017
No permission was given for ‘death trap’ zebra crossing
LOUISE GLEN firstname.lastname@example.org SHOCK has been voiced that a ‘dangerous’ zebra crossing in Oba...
Thursday - 20th April, 2017
Cancer patient’s shock after losing job and home
A COUPLE who worked on the same estate for 19 years have been made redundant and told to leave their...
Thursday - 13th April, 2017
Dad blasts council failure to carry out PVG checks
COUNCILLORS who have not passed vital suitability checks may have been given access to information a...
Thursday - 6th April, 2017
Grieving family blast fatal accident inquiry as ‘sham’
A GRIEVING family say a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into their son’s death will be a ‘sham’ u...
Thursday - 30th March, 2017
Campaign launched to stop carnage on the deadly A85
THE silly season, foreign drivers and even boy racers have all been blamed for tragic and heartbreak...
Thursday - 23rd March, 2017
Drink driver who killed vet faces lengthy prison sentence
A DRINK driver who killed an island vet in a head-on collision is facing a lengthy jail sentence.&am...
Thursday - 16th March, 2017
Passengers not allowed to use new £100,000 shelter
WIND, rain, sleet and snow should have been weather conditions passengers on the Oban to Glasgow tra...
Thursday - 2nd March, 2017
Ambulance staff at end of tether over conditions
AMBULANCE workers in the West Highlands are ‘ very likely’ to vote for further action when a bal...
Thursday - 23rd February, 2017
Opposition councillors fear changes to annual budget
TODAY, Thursday, will see Argyll and Bute Council sets its budget for the coming year. Ahea...
Thursday - 16th February, 2017
Councillors plea for end to criticisms on social media
‘SCATHING’ comments, ‘false’ statements and ‘personal attacks’ on councillors in Oban, L...
Thursday - 9th February, 2017
Soroba residents’ rat surprise
A SOROBA couple were surprised last week after their dog captured a rat outside their close in Colon...
Thursday - 2nd February, 2017
Dunbeg residents hit out at lack of infrastructure
ANGRY Dunbeg residents are determined to oppose any new houses being built until there is a new roun...
Thursday - 26th January, 2017
Fury over airport oil depot
RESIDENTS of a travellers’ site near Oban have slammed the council after approval was given for an...
Thursday - 19th January, 2017
Young people are now less likely than ever before to own their home
Whether it is because a lack of available homes, the unaffordability of property or the rise in peop...
Thursday - 12th January, 2017
Dismal, dreich and dreary – and that was the rugby as well as the weather
Oban Lorne Annan BT West Division One...
Thursday - 5th January, 2017
Man from Down Under searching for image of Airds House, Appin
A MAN from Down Under is searching for a picture of Airds House in the early nineteenth century to i...
Thursday - 29th December, 2016
Festive chaos as storms blast Argyll and the Isles
STORMS named Barbara and Conor wreaked havoc in Oban and the surrounding areas over the festive peri...
Thursday - 22nd December, 2016
Thursday - 15th December, 2016
Kawasaki gator 4x4 diesel 5 seater
2011 model fitted lodgic snow plough and gritter lights heater power steering tow bar extending rear...
Thursday - 8th December, 2016
Thursday - 1st December, 2016
ARE you good at waiting? Well, it depends on for whom or what you are waiting. If it is a pleasant e...
Thursday - 24th November, 2016
Last gasp try wins a close game for Oban Lorne Ladies
Oban Lorne Ladies Howe of Fife BT Women’s National League 2...
Thursday - 17th November, 2016
Cost of Oban blaze could soar as high as £5 million
THE COST of the fire at the largest council depot in Oban, Lorn and the Isles is likely to be valued...
Thursday - 10th November, 2016
Flag returned to grateful owner
A FLAG in support of Dunbeg motorcycle racer John McPhee that was stolen by a ‘ vagrant’ has bee...
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