The Old Vale Bar, the evening the late Ben Albone brought his horse, Sir Galahad, in for a drink. The horse had a good bucket, served by proprietor Lewis Montgomery, a legendary publican in Alexandria. The poem that follows is by Billy Scobie.
Clifden RNLI has welcomed its new lifeboat. There was also a big ‘dry land’ welcome for the new Shannon-class lifeboat, the first all-weather lifeboat to use waterjets instead of traditional propellers.
The new statistics from ISD Scotland show that in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, there are more than 1,000 vacant nursing and midwifery posts and more than 100 vacant medical and dental consultancy posts as of June 30 2019. The vacancy rates in both of these areas equates to 7.3 per cent.
The catchment area for St Columba’s Catholic Primary School in Oban is to be widened.
“It’s time that the SNP Government apologised and showed some leadership by finally giving health boards the resources they need.”
former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie will deliver a speech and receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for her life-long commitment to journalism.