We attended the World Stone Skimming Championships on 25 September a took a few snaps. The weather on Easdale Island was perfect with sunshine and flat calm water – ideal for skimming stones – and attracted a healthy crowd of onlookers and competitors vying to become World Champion.
Archives for September 2010
A new male beaver named Christian was released successfully into a Knapdale loch by the Scottish Beaver Trial on September 21. The hope is that he and a female beaver, Trude, already living on the loch will form a breeding pair, increasing the breeding population in the area. The main indicator that they have formed […]
The Scottish Labour Party Conference descends on Oban from 29-31 October when about 600 delegates will pour into the Corran Halls. The Party last held its conference in Oban in November 2006 when Tony Blair gave a keynote speech and Jack McConnell was First Minister of Scotland. A special treat for delegates this time will […]
The Highland town of Oban is always a hive of activity. Affectionately known as the “Gateway to the Isles”, Oban attracts locals and tourists every day as they soak up the town’s special atmosphere, hop on a ferry to an island or two, enjoy the delicious local seafood, or take a boat trip to the […]
A group of five cyclists popped into the Chartroom II Bistro for coffee on the morning of Sunday 29th August. The dauntless Joglers were on day five of their ride from John o’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) and took a well-earned breather and enjoyed the magnificent scenery looking down the Sound of Jura. Al, Bob, […]