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Former pupil opens Lundavra school

Former pupil opens Lundavra school

IT may have opened its doors to pupils towards the end of 2015, but last Friday an official opening ceremony was held at the new Lundavra Primary School in Fort William. The school replaced both the former

Record crowds at Mountain Bike World Cup

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

RECORD crowds attended the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William earlier this month with the event having a "massive economic impact" on the local area. Almost 22,000 people turned up over the weekend

Council's £25,000 artwork plan 'frivolous'

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

CASH-strapped Highland Council plans to spend £25,000 on artwork for the new council headquarters in Fort William. Last week work started to renovate the derelict secondary school building at the west

Great fun at Caol Gala Day

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

Great fun at Caol Gala Day

"IT was great to see everyone having fun." That was the verdict of the organisers after a busy and successful Caol Gala Day on Saturday. The young and young-at-heart alike in the community had plenty to

Local EU exit concerns

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

LOCHABER Chamber of Commerce has urged local businesses to come forward with their concerns following the result of last week's EU referendum. Lesley Benfield, chief executive officer, said: "Our members

Freedom of Lochaber for 'Coco'

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

Freedom of Lochaber for 'Coco'

THIRTEEN is definitely a lucky number for one Fort William man. After more than 40 years' devoted service to the community, Colin Neilson has been presented with the Freedom of Lochaber. And the man known

Plenty of memories at schools open days

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

Plenty of memories at open days

LOCHABER locals had a chance to remember their days in the old schoolyard last week. Two schools, Lochyside RC and Caol Primaries, opened their doors to allow people to have a last look around before staff

Fort band to play T in the Park

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

A FORT William band has been chosen to play at one of the country's top music festivals. Bloodlines is one of 16 bands which will perform on the T-break stage at this year's T in the Park at Strathallan

Ardnamurchan Mod a great success

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2016

Ardnamurchan Mod a great success

THE largest ever entry for Md Aird nam Murchan meant a busy day for all the competitors, with around 160 taking part altogether. The youngsters enjoyed dressing up for the action songs and the adult section

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