The Oban Times - - Districts -

A BROTHER and sis­ter who have taken over a cafe in Acharachle are serv­ing up sweet snacks and a sanc­tu­ary for stu­dents.

Carolanne and David John Cameron took over the Achar­a­cle Tea Room at the end of April. Hav­ing grown up in the area, they knew the tea room well and both also have cater­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Carolanne said: ‘ We got the keys a few weeks ago and then opened on April 28 so it has been a bit manic and a quick turn­around but I think the lo­cals ap­pre­ci­ate that and are pleased that we are open again.

‘So far ev­ery­one has been re­ally pos­i­tive and say­ing we are do­ing a great job and David John and I are be­gin­ning to set­tle in now and are re­ally en­joy­ing it.’

Pre­vi­ously, Carolanne was a youth worker in Stron­tian and is cur­rently study­ing for a health science de­gree with the Open Univer­sity.

Recog­nis­ing that peo­ple do not al­ways have a com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment to pre­pare for ex­ams or com­plete aca­demic as­sign­ments, she and her brother de­cided to start study groups in the evening.

The 23-year- old said: ‘From my youth worker days, I know the young­sters from Ard­na­mur­chan High School so we ran the idea past them and they thought it was great. The tea room will be open for fourth, fifth and sixth years to come and do some exam prepa­ra­tion with tea, cof­fee and cake avail­able for £1 each.

‘Wed­nes­days from 6pm to 8pm and Satur­days from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.’

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