It’s holiday time – Oban Lifeboat on a shout to troubled yacht, Mystic

Oban’s RNLI lifeboat was launched again today [21st April] at 12.01, to go to the assistance of the 32ft Jeanneau Continue reading

Saturday launch for Oban lifeboat marked 500th service for its Medical Adviser

Dr Colin Wilson Oban RNLI - medical adviser

[Updated 20.00 below] On Saturday 12th April, Oban’s RNLI lifeboat, the redoubtable Mora Edith Macdonald, launched at 13.50 to assist Continue reading

Scotland launch of Letterbox Club for better educational attainment of looked-after children

Today, 4th April, The Letterbox Club – BookTrust’s enlightened and successful programme to support the literacy of children in care – Continue reading

Barnardo’s Scotland warns parents of signs their child is vulnerable to sexual exploitation

Barnardo’s Scotland is launching a hard-hitting televesion advertisement tomorrow, 15th March, highlighting abuse and warning Continue reading

Thorfinn Sigurdsson: ‘Captain Calamity’ comes in from the cold

stuart isles

Shetland’s inimitable independence campaigner, the indefatigable Stuart Hill [above], aka ‘the Acting First Minister of the Sovereign Nation of Shetland’, Continue reading

Night launch of The Kelpies to fire start of John Muir Festival 2014

The kelpies

The John Muir Festival 2014 is to open with a spectacular night-time arts event on the theme Continue reading

Consultation on Dunoon primary schools to begin, following skewed information from council

Argyll and Bute Council’s consultation on changes to the primary school provision in Dunoon begins on Monday – Continue reading

Andy Mahon: Cammell Laird – and the mystery visit of damaged new superyacht, Solandge


Cammell Lairds has moved from SOS [Sound of Soay & Seil] to SOS [Super Ostentatious Solandge]. Continue reading