Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd sold 25 young farmers’ over-wintered cattle at their annual show and sale on April 9-10 2013.
The judge, Jean Mackay, Harelaw Farm, Barrhead, Glasgow, chose as her Home Farms Overall Supreme Champion, the haltered champion and first prize haltered bullock, a 12-month-old 510kg Limousin cross, brought out by Paul Wilson, . . . → Read More: Young farmers show over-wintered cattle at Dingwall
COMEDIAN Billy Connolly and award-winning crime writer Stuart MacBride have joined Dame Evelyn Glennie in backing Aberdeen’s bid to be named as UK City of Culture in 2017.
PLANS for an “inclusive” citizenship rule in an independent Scotland could be limited by pressure from within Scotland, the UK and Europe over its impact on immigration.
SCOTTISH Labour MPs are planning to boycott this week’s party conference over a proposal for the complete devolution of income tax.
A SINGLE, half-muffled bell will toll as the funeral cortege draws up to St Paul’s. Fourteen Chelsea Pensioners will line the steps as the coffin is borne aloft into the Cathedral.
NOW you can listen to the Chattanooga Choo Choo while you wait for it.
HE WAS Scotland’s greatest mineralogist who travelled to remote islands and climbed mountain tops to amass a collection of rock specimens which is renowned worldwide.
THE new investigation into the Lockerbie bombing appears to be stalling after Scottish police officers failed to gain access to key suspects in Libya, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.
ONE of Scotland’s local authorities has scrapped all instrumental music charges in schools while another has dropped plans to introduce fees for children sitting SQA music exams in a significant step forward for Scotland on Sunday’s Let The Children Play campaign.
THE Scottish Parliament is to debate whether “there is still such a thing as society” on the same day Margaret Thatcher is laid to rest during a ceremonial funeral with military honours in London this week.
A NEW trailer for a film adapted from a book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has been unveiled.
INTERNATIONALLY-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie today beat the drum for Aberdeen’s bid to be named the UK City of Culture in 2017.
A colossal skate weighing seven pounds more than the British record has been landed from the waters off Oban by a Welshman on the Laura Dawn 2 fishing boat owned by Bonawe skipper Ronnie Campbell.
For the full story see The Oban Times, April 11 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
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The death of World War II pilot Jack McDonell, who lost his life after crashing his Spitfire into the foothills of Ben Nevis because of engine problems, will be marked for the first time with a wreath laying ceremony next month.
Read the full story in The Oban Times, April 11 . . . → Read More: Ben Nevis WWII crash pilot to be remembered
After seven weeks without rain, several areas of north Argyll are in danger of experiencing a drought – with some describing the situation as serious.
Wildfires have also hit a number of islands in the last week, with warnings to landowners against muir burnings.
Read all about it in The Oban Times, April 11 2013 . . . → Read More: Drought conditions affect water supplies
A DOCTOR Who musical is set to be staged at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to coincide with the show’s 50th anniversary.
KATE Bush, one of Britain’s most innovative singers, was made a CBE by the Queen yesterday and dedicated the honour to her family and music collaborators.
Resurfacing work which would have seen the A82 closed at Onich for another two weeks later this month have been shelved until at least 2014 because of a negative reaction from from local businesses.
Read the whole story in The Oban Times, April 11 2013 and on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Onich A82 work postponed to 2014
MUSEUMS and art galleries across Scotland are to receive a share of more than £500,000 of funding for improvements.
A series of public meetings will be held throughout Lochaber in the coming weeks to promote plans to create a Business Improvement District in the area.
For more see The Oban Times, April 11 2013 and on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital. . . → Read More: Lochaber is latest area to aim for a BID