Res­i­dents pack pub­lic meet­ing

Pri­mary two and three from Lochnell school took part in a beach clean at Tralee beach with staff and vol­un­teers from Hope Kitchen. The chil­dren also or­gan­ised a col­lec­tion of toys and games for the char­ity and would like to thank all those who do­nated.

The Oban Times - - Districts - Calum Cille.’

MORE than 70 peo­ple at­tended the com­mu­nity coun­cil meet­ing in North Con­nel Hall on Tues­day June 27 to hear from Sus­trans about the pro­posed route for the cy­cle path from Ledaig to Ben­der­loch.

An over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity re­jected the lat­est pro­posal by Sus­trans be­cause it in­volved cross­ing the A828.

The is­sue of safety was the main con­cern, as par­ents of young chil­dren stated that cross­ing the busy trunk road was un­ac­cept­able and they urged the stake­hold­ers to work out a route that pro­vided a safe path for chil­dren go­ing to school.

A ma­jor block to achiev­ing the pre­ferred route is an ob­jec­tion by a landowner but it is hoped that fur­ther ne­go­ti­a­tion will lead to a work­able so­lu­tion.

Ward coun­cil­lors who at­tended the meet­ing were asked to in­ter­vene and re­visit the core path op­tion.

The date for the next Ard- chat­tan Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is set for Tues­day Au­gust 22 at the Vic­tory Hall in Ben­der­loch at 7.30pm.

Re­tire­ment

A MUCH-LOVED and re­spected teacher at Lochnell School, Joy Cameron, said her farewells last Fri­day to staff and pupils as she be­gins her re­tire­ment. The cre­ative and in­spir­ing teacher had a won­der­ful send- off a few days ear­lier when par­ents, pupils and staff held a spe­cial party at the school. Pupils past and present all at­tended to wish Joy well in the next chap­ter of her life.

Soup lunch

THE pop­u­lar soup lunch sea­son has be­gun in Con­nel Church Hall.

Ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day from noon to 2pm vol­un­teers serve nour­ish­ing soup and fine home-bak­ing in a friendly at­mos­phere. All are wel­come.

Box re­turned

DUR­ING a re­cent clearout of a shed, Ard­chat­tan res­i­dent John Camp­bell came across a box.

Af­ter a bit of re­search he found that it was a lob­ster box and be­longed to the late fish­er­man Ross McMa­hon from Ker­rera.

Mr Camp­bell said: ‘It has been in our shed for more than 40 years. Af­ter some in­quiries, I was able to re­turn it to Ross’s daugh­ters, and my pho­to­graph shows them tak­ing de­liv­ery of it at Ard­chat­tan.

‘I want to thank Les Robert­son for his help with this – he was one of Ross’s crew on the

Joy Cameron was given plenty of help to cut her cake dur­ing a rous­ing send- off.

Janie and Kath­lene with their dad’s lob­ster box.

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