The Oban Times
Hundreds of Fort William folk turned out to support Upper Achintore Regneration Group’s Christmas fair in the local primary school.
The voluntary body is leading attempts to regenerate the 680-property housing scheme through amenity projects, with community pride at the heart of its efforts.
See more photos from this and other Christmas events from around . . . → Read More: Christmas and community spirits shine at Fort fair
Glasgow Harp, last season’s Scottish Amateur Cup semi-finalists, travelled to Glencruitten in Oban to take on Oban Saints in the third round of the West of Scotland Cup and it was the local side which eventually came out on top in a cracking game of football.
Read the full match report in The Oban Times, . . . → Read More: Oban Saints win through cup tie in extra time
Flooding, fallen trees, broken windows, school and road closures greeted West Highland and island residents on Thursday morning, December 5 2013.
Barra airport recorded consistent wind gusts of 98.6 mph overnight, while Oban Airport recorded gusts 75mph . . . → Read More: Winds batter West Highlands and islands
West Highland College UHI last week welcomed HRH The Princes Royal to Fort William.
She also attended the University of the Highlands and Islands Annual Foundation Day celebrations at the Nevis Centre in the town.
For more see The Oban Times, December 5 2013, also availaible on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: West Highland College UHI welcomes Royal visitor
Officers at Argyll and Bute Council will now be able to make £3.8 million worth of cuts at the local authority without first consulting the elected members.
Only cuts that have a direct impact on agreed council policy will need to go before councillors for approval.
Read more about this major change in the way . . . → Read More: Council cuts can go ahead without councillors’ approval
Oban Winter Festival’s volunteer committee has been praised by people, business and community leaders of the town for the highly successful, 10-day long event.
Incorporating St Andrews Day, the festival saw everything from film to fireworks, cocktails to coffee, dance to parades and music to fire art over its course.
See more photos from events . . . → Read More: Festive spirit comes to Oban
With time galloping rapidly towards Christmas and Oban Winter Festival getting everyone in the mood, the next event on the town’s festive countdown is the Christmas pantomime.
Courtesy of Oban Spotlight Musical Theatre Group, the Corran Halls will - from December 4-7, 7.30pm, matinee 2pm on the Saturday – be transformed with the story of . . . → Read More: It’s panto season – with Sleeping Beauty in Oban
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Friday December 20 2013 – Sunday January 12 2014.
Celebrating 93 years of festive family fun, the IRN-BRU Carnival at the SECC has over 60 rides and attractions and is Europe’s largest indoor funfair. New additions this year include Extreme XL which spins and swings visitors 50ft in the . . . → Read More: Win tickets to the IRN BRU Carnival
Oban Winter Festival has already seen everything from ballet to crafts and Highland dancing to Santa with lights and film and fun days to add some sparkle to the week-long winter event.
Of course, one of the highlights was taking the wee ones to see Santa and his reindeer parade through Oban from the Corran . . . → Read More: Oban Winter Festival off to a flying start
A Fort William eyesore is set to be transformed into new Highland Council office headquarters under a shake-up of services in Lochaber.
And if the former Fort William Secondary School in Achintore Road gets the thumbs up it would mean a further boost for the town’s west end after years of decline.
For more details . . . → Read More: Former school to be new council offices
Pioneering students at the Scottish Association for Marine Science have discovered 13 previously unregistered wrecks in the waters off Oban and Mull during a seabed mapping exercise.
Read more on their discoveries in The Oban Times, November 28 2013 also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Fort William will draw heart from an encouraging showing against Deveronvale last time, despite the 0-3 scoreline at home, as they face a tough-looking test at Turriff United on Saturday November 30 2013.
Read the pre-match report in The Oban Times, November 28 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Fort face tough tie against Turriff United
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