Ar­gyll’s past

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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years since Lind­say mpling the hills’ to book ‘ in all weath­ers.’ ook tells the un­be­lievLachie and the boys, rly Ja­co­bites, thieves, rs and high­way­man he 1680s to the 1700s, tion racket across den, famine-rav­aged bring­ing mis­ery and own peo­ple and dis­may ri­ties. ntin­ued: ‘ In the end, a s hero, inspired by a ht and bol­stered by his de­ter­mi­na­tion, brought us­tice. this is the history und them, de­tailed aces, hid­den tracks msteads, all backed by sound re­search and on- site work in the hills.

‘ 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.

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