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‘Ticking timebomb’ as Oban dad refused ‘life-saving surgery’ unless he has a stroke

Scott Rowan from Oban has a hole in his heart - but has been told he can not have an operation.

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75-year-old woman dies after Highland crash

She was driving a white Dacia Sandero when she was involved in the collision.

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Milestone for £500m Ben Cruachan power station expansion which will create 1,000 jobs

It will be the first newly constructed plant of its kind in the UK in more than four decades.

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‘The town is buzzing’: Oban’s delight as Robert MacIntyre secures Canadian PGA win

There were some sore heads in the town this morning following his victory.

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‘He taught me the game of golf’ – Robert MacIntyre on his father Dougie’s influence following maiden PGA Tour victory

Oban golfer MacIntyre claimed victory at the RBC Canadian Open, with his father Dougie as his stand-in caddy.

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Oban Phoenix Cinema: All staff lose jobs as hunt for new buyer launched

All eight members of staff have sadly been made redundant.

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Six great breakfast spots in Oban for locals and visitors

From smashed avocado to a full Scottish with tattie scones, you can't beat a breakfast in the Wee Bay.

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Teens left with ‘nothing else to do’ as liquidators called in to Oban Phoenix Cinema

Locals say they will now have to travel more than 50 miles to see a film.

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Glorious seafront mansion Kilchrenan House in Oban for sale for £1.5 million

The property has 16 bedrooms and a granny flat you'd love to grow old in.

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One airlifted to hospital as ambulance trauma team rushed to two-vehicle A85 crash

The incident occurred near Loch Awe.

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Oban Phoenix Cinema closed ‘until further notice’

The cinema, that is in community ownership, celebrated 10 years of business in 2023.

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Woman, 74, dies following single-vehicle crash south of Oban

The pensioner was taken to hospital but later died.

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Investigation under way after ‘wilful’ fire destroys Oban shed

Police want to speak to three young men seen in the area at the time.

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Restaurant review: Knipoch Hotel serves outstanding food and a bit of ghost hunting

The newly reopened Knipoch Hotel, near Oban, has a few secrets to share from its menu, and some guests who will just not go home.

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Oban kiltmakers in shock after being forced to shut up shop

Connel Bay Scottish Highlandwear is 'still open' for business, but the owners are working from home for now.

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Oban FM ‘needs £10k for survival’ as radio presenters asked to pay to stay on air

The station will be forced to close this week if funding is not found.

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Oban man charged along with three others after £40m drugs bust

The National Crime Agency uncovered 500kgs of cocaine.

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‘Extreme danger’ of wildfire warning issued for north-west of Scotland

Residents warned the blaze could destroy lives.

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A828 reopens as wildfire burns near Oban

Residents are urged to keep windows shut after the "large" gorse fire broke out at North Connel.

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Mum’s horror after 4-year-old mauled by dog in Oban

The child was taken to hospital by his mum and had to have a gruelling three-hour surgical procedure.