Multi-agency emergency exercise Oban Airport 29th April

A major multi-agency emergency exercise will take place at Oban Airport on Saturday the 29th of April.
Members of the public may see activity by the emergency services at the airport and at the entrance to Loch Etive. The exercise will take place between 10.00am and noon.

April 27, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

The Catalina is coming back in August

The Catalina will be back at Oban Airport
on 26th and 27th Aug 2017 (weather permitting).
Possibility of other attractions
More details will follow on

her visit in 2013

April 27, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Ardchattan news, stories, images, businesses, groups … editors and contributions wanted

Ardchattan Observer would be far more interesting with more contributions from around the whole parish : who fancies being a contributor?
It would be brilliant to have more editors – then the whole site could be revamped.
The area is all the communities between Loch Creran and Loch Etive
What could we include ? : mostly anything about the area, the people, the present, the past, activities, events, issues, ideas, announcements, or just what people want to include

    • Send in your dates of regular and one off events
    • News from community groups
    • News from local business
    • Stories about issues, about people, about places, about events.
    • Nature Observations
    • Photos of the present and the past
    • Local announcements
    • Poems
    • Stories

With a few more editors we could design the site – update the business directory – create new facilities – celebrate our area

Contact Us

Please contact with contributions for Ardchattan Observer, and any volunteers to join as editors are very welcome.

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April 25, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

MUDSLIDE, are coming to Benderloch, Friday May 5th

MUDSLIDE, are coming to Benderloch. The 5 piece blues band’s passion for the Blues will be on Show at the Victory Hall on Friday May the 5th. 

Here is the video link

With a set list that encompasses all styles of Blues with songs from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Clapton, Gary Moore to Joe Bonamassa plus some original material and old classics they create foot tapping, spine tingling, stormin’ blues  proving that the  blues are alive and well, in the wild west coast of Argyll.

Call Joy and Campbell on 01631 720247 to reserve your places at £10 each – we think it might be busy, so chancing paying £12 on the door might be brave!

Looking forward to being bluesy together!

April 23, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Local Council Election Hustings – Thursday 27th Benderloch

Local Election Hustings in Benderloch Thursday 27th April starting 7.30 pm (Victory Hall) .. come and ask the councillor candidates your question directly. All Welcome

April 21, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council  No Comments

Defibrillator at Bonawe

Thanks to the hard work of Ardchattan Community council with generous donations from a variety of organisations there is now a defibrillator for public use at the BT phone box at Bonawe.
The BT supplies a small heater and light so it is illuminated and easy to locate.
There are instructions on the front of the cabinet, they require the user to dial 999, and give the unique number on the cabinet, the 999 operator will then give the user the key code to access the cabinet and at the same time alert the emergency services.
The machines themselves are entirely self explanatory but there will be training and awareness sessions in the future.

April 18, 2017   Posted in: Bonawe, Community Council  No Comments

James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band at the Victory hall on Friday 21st April.

Next up at the Victory Hall …….(drum roll)…..

Its the 2016 CalMac culture winners – Glasgow sextet …..

James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band at the Victory hall on Friday 21st April.

The Band formed in 2013, and cite influences including folk legends such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan as well as alternative country artists including Ryan Adams.

Last year they wowed the Oban Live audience with their music mix of alt country, folk rock, and roots orientated Americana.

The band is centered around singer songwriter/ guitarist James Edwyn. They got their name as each member was borrowed from various bands James was involved in.

The band has chosen so far to only play a select number of well received gigs.

Book your tickets now – Saving £2 on the door price of £12 by calling 01631 720247

April 10, 2017   Posted in: Event  No Comments

The People’s Council Hustings Event April 25th Oban

Local Election Hustings Event April 25 Tues 19:00 · The Corran Halls · Oban

In collaboration with the national #OurDemocracy campaign, The People’s Council are holding hustings for the upcoming local authority elections.

Candidates from both Oban North & Lorn and Oban South & the Isles wards will be in attendance with writer and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch chairing.

This will be a hustings with a difference, with a focus on participation from the public including voting on key issues.

The event is free but ticketed. Please book your ticket here:

April 7, 2017   Posted in: argyll and bute council  No Comments

Soup Lunch in aid of East Africa Crisis Appeal April 23rd

A Soup Lunch is to be held in aid of the East Africa Crisis Appeal in the Victory Hall, Benderloch on April 23rd.


April 6, 2017   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Community Council meeting agenda for April 6th 2017

Meeting to be held on Thursday 6th April 2017 at 7.30pm
Ardchattan Primary School, Bonawe


1. Apologies
2. Declarations of interest
3. Minutes of previous meeting held Victory Hall on 23rd February 2017, previously circulated, to be approved
4. Police report
5. Matters arising not on agenda
6. Recycling centre & viewpoint
7. Tralee Link Path update
8. Treasurer’s report
9. Secretary’s report
10. Health matters
11. Planning
12. AOB
13. Next meeting – 18th May, Barcaldine PS – AGM at 7.30pm followed by ordinary meeting


April 5, 2017   Posted in: Community Council  No Comments