The Oban Times
A former Ballachulish man was given the surprise of his life for his 65th birthday – trip to watch Scotland vs England at Wembley.
But Argyll McLetchie didn’t know he was going to the football match, he just thought he was heading into Hyde Park to watch it on a big screen.
Read more about . . . → Read More: Birthday surprise is just the ticket
Some of the best quality of livestock in the West Highlands made an appearance at the Lochaber Agricultural Show, with a three-year-old first calf limousin cross cow taking the top place and a two-year-old cow from Appin taking the Highland cattle champion spot.
To see more photos from the show on August 24 2013 and . . . → Read More: Quality shines through at Lochaber Show
School pupils on Mull have hit back at the suggestion that too much money is being spent on Gaelic in Tobermory High School.
Read the full story in The Oban Times, August 29 2013, of the pupils’ reaction to a letter suggesting there should be only one instead of two Gaelic teachers and a Spanish . . . → Read More: Mull pupils defend Gaelic teachers
As a row of buses lined up to escort passengers from the cruise ship MS Albatros, anchored in Oban Bay on Thursday August 22 2013, away from the town, a group in Oban says it is working hard to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen next year.
Read the full story in The Oban Times, . . . → Read More: Battle to keep cruise ship tourists in Oban
The Hawker Project 2013 Circuit of Britain team brought their Imperial War Museum Duxford-based Catalina to Oban during their tour around the coast.
The amphibian plane flew over Oban and was based at Argyll and Bute Council’s Oban Airport for two days, where hundreds of people were drawn to see the historic Catalina.
Pilot Jeff . . . → Read More: Seventy-year-old Catalina flies over Oban
A registration night is being held on Wednesday August 28 from 6-8pm in the function room at Atlantis Leisure in Oban for anyone interested in playing football in a fun, safe environment on a Sunday morning.
Registration is open to all children from P1 -P7.
New coaches are also required. Details at http://m.facebook.com/Sundayleagueoban?_mn=11
For all . . . → Read More: Oban Sunday league footballers sought
THERE was a nervy start to this year’s Argyllshire Gathering, as Mossfield seemed to fill more slowly than usual because of delayed games traffic on the A85.
But come the afternoon the hill and the stand at the venue were packed with visitors, as the sun shone on the Oban Highland Games spectacle on Thursday . . . → Read More: Slow start to Oban’s highland games
Seventeen-year-old Oban Robert MacIntyre’s stock continues to rise after he was selected for a Great Britain team to take on Europe for the Jacques Leglise Trophy.
Read about how Robert found out about his selection in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Oban golfer selected for GB team
Women in Lochaber living with disability are to take their campaign for better support services to Inverness and Holyrood.
Follow their story in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 – also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Tobermory Lifeboat Gala Day’s celebrations included a presentation to two members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and more than £2,000 being raised on the day.
Read more about this and an exclusive interview with the RNLI’s chairman in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Tobermory Lifeboat gala day of celebrations
Three Oban bankers will give up two days of work to volunteer in the town’s Mary’s Meals charity shop – and raise money for the charity at the same time.
Read all about it in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 or on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Bankers to work for Oban charity shop
Endurance swimmer Anna Wardley has pulled out of her bid to swim around Tiree after the biting cold water became too much for the 37-year-old.
She had to abandon her attempt with eight miles to go.
Read all about her attempt in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Tiree’s seas prove a step in the cold too far
Saints played their first league game of the season on Saturday August 17 2013 when they took on Kilbowie Union at Glencruitten.
Read the match report in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
The population of Scotland’s islands has climbed back to more than 100,000 according to the 2011 Census figures released by National Records of Scotland.
But behind the figures is a mixed picture of growth and decline.
Read more in The Oban Times, August 22 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Mixed picture behind island population growth
CROWDS and competitors shrugged off heavy rain to ensure the Glenfinnan Gathering and Highland Games on Saturday August 17 2013 enjoyed another successful day.
Despite a downpour, crowds were queuing up waiting for the gates to open at the scenic Loch Shiel shore before the traditional march from the Glenfinnan Monument to the games field . . . → Read More: Glenfinnan Gathering wins through the rain
There were scarey rafts, sinking rafts, tennis rafts, men-in-tights rafts and a lifeboat raft among the participants in this year’s Great Oban Bay Raft Race, organised by Oban and lorn Lions Club and watched by hundreds of spectators in Oban’s George Street.
Read more about it and see more photos in The Oban Times, August . . . → Read More: Sinking feeling for some at Oban raft race
Maritime historian Hector MacDonald has collected a life time’s worth of cuttings about David MacBrayne and Caledonian MacBrayne boats and ferries and, with its walls covered in photos of ferries and boats from around the West Highlands, Hector has presented one of his albums to Aulay’s Bar in Oban for safe keeping.
Read The Oban . . . → Read More: Hector’s maritime tome finds a home in Aulay’s Bar