The Best Plant Sale ever : Benderloch 20th May 2017

Plant Sale – Victory Hall, Benderloch from 2 pm

Bring your plants from 10 am



April 29, 2017   Posted in: Benderloch, Event, Hobbies  No Comments

Council Hustings event Benderloch this evening -updated with recordings

A full house of councillor candidates faced a lively gathering of local people this evening and wide ranging questions from the community and each other.

Recordings were made and this post will be updated with links to them as soon as they are uploaded and available.

Many thanks to Louise Glen of the Oban Times for chairing so ably and Ardchattan Community Council for hosting the evening (see you all again in a few weeks time for the General Election version)

Thanks to Campbell Cameron for ably whisking the microphone around the audience, to Breege Smith for the speaker & sound recording, and Jill Bowis for the filming.

BOTHER!! over night upload only saved half the recording – working on a fix We have Superfibre boxes to the north of us and to the south of us .. both have been sitting there for more than 6 months .. and repeatedly dates for installation of service is set back. Just tested our speeds – an upload speed of 0.40Mbps is not a way to support or encourage rural economy or community engagement.

2 Gb file now uploading !! – took 14 hours !

and the sound only recording

April 27, 2017  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Community Council  No Comments

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