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‘ For criminal historians, this is the home front of 17th century law- breaking at its grittiest: lowborn victims, elusive criminals and the early days of military law enforcement and trials in a rural town.
‘ For Scottish historians, it’s the wide-flung plaid of early Jacobitism which lies behind the ‘ villany’ and wickedness of this gang of ‘stouthrieves’ and broken men, while the people they targeted, and from whom they sprung, battled against them.’
Ane Compact of Villany brings together several lines of historic enquiry never put together before, while touching on many subjects popular in the local history and criminal history genre.
It sheds light on a turbulent and colourful period of Scottish history, closely examining the politics and social structure of 17th- century Argyll. DRUMMING UP A CROWD: The drumming section of the pipe band during a performance.
WINNER: Spectator, Brian Lenfestey, with his prize lion that his wife won in the raffle.
AN exhibition featuring artists from three European working ports will be on show at An Talla Solais in Ullapool this weekend.
PortAble brings together artists from the north west Highlands and Islands, London and A Coruña in Spain who have all produced work exploring the docks, waterways and trade that connect the three busy working ports.
The artworks all arrived at the Caledonian Hotel gallery by post this week from Spain.
They previously spent time aboard a floating YOUNG people from across Argyll and Bute will travel to Oban later this month to attend a prestigious awards ceremony that will celebrate youth achievement.
Hundreds of nominations were received for this year's Argyll and Bute Youth Awards and, after a very difficult process, 24 finalists have been selected.
The winner of each category will be announced at the ceremony.
The council's Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, councillor, Rory Colville, said: ‘These awards are a wonderful way of raising the profile of our young people and highlighting the positive contributions that they
barge gallery in London.
Each of the 12 artists – four from each location – have made paintings, photographs, prints and installations that pack into a 2m x 2m box and are posted from one gallery to the next.
Artists from the north west Highlands and islands are Joanne B Kaar, Marian Leven, Ian Stephen and Charlotte Watters.
Joanne's piece includes a fishing jacket inspired by her research into klondyking - a means of marketing fish such as herring and mackerel. make to our communities.
‘It is vital that the efforts of our young people are recognised and appreciation is given where it's deserved.
‘All who have taken up the challenge and participated should be very proud of themselves and their achievements.’
He added: ‘The council has gone to great lengths to support its young people and enable them to take advantage of all opportunities available to them.
‘It is wonderful to see this is paying off and I wish all those involved the very best for the future.’
The awards ceremony will take place at Oban’s Phoenix Cinema on Thursday, September 24.