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Closed 28/08/2020

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£4,740
raised of £6,000 target by 184 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,740 to provide live webcam streams of Oban bay for virtual visitors to enjoy whilst Scotland is in lockdown. 1st camera replaced, 2nd now needed.

    Oban, Scotland
    Funded on Friday, 28th August 2020

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    Story

    Oban is a small but vibrant town on the west coast of Scotland. It's famous for its iconic ruins - Dunollie Castle and McCaig's Tower - its distillery and Oban Malt whisky and fantastic, mouthwatering seafood and shellfish. It's known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland and its busy harbour is home to fishing boats and life-line ferries to the remote Inner and Outer Hebridean islands. All of these wonderful sights are enjoyed by online visitors who currently cannot come in person as our tourism industry is in lock down and ferry travel is restricted to key workers and residents who are on essential journeys.

    During the last lockdown we raised enough money to replace the oldest of our two webcams on North Pier and virtual visitors can now enjoy pin-sharp images of the bay. The second town webcam is situated on the Northern Lighthouse Board Pier and we're now fundraising to replace this camera so we can give the same high quality views back across the bay.

    If you love these views (and we know many of you do) please give something towards a second replacement webcam. It would be greatly appreciated and will allow us to keep sharing our wonderful town with guests from around the world. We'd love to welcome you all in person but for now the message is stay safe and stay home so please enjoy Oban online and give generously. If you've given previously and now see the benefits in the improved clarity and focus on the new camera we hope you will give again. Every little bit helps. With tourism and hospitality businesses closed we're reliant on fundraising to help up promote our destination to the wider world.

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    • Linda Battison4 months ago
      Linda Battison

      Linda Battison

      4 months ago

      We are having a few technical difficulties and it looks like we need to set up a new page to raise funds for the second camera - we will be in touch as soon as this is set up. Sorry if you've been trying to donate and found the page closed!

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    • Linda Battison9 months ago
      Linda Battison

      Linda Battison

      9 months ago

      can we make it to £5000 in the next 24 hours? Wake up America - we know you are missing Scotland so please help us keep these live streams from our two Oban webcams going until you are able to come in person. Just a few hundred more and we will be there!

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    • Linda Battison9 months ago
      Linda Battison

      Linda Battison

      9 months ago

      Another lovely sunny evening - it should be a good sunset! We are so close to meeting our target - and time is running out. The crowdfunding page closes next week and it would be a huge feather in our cap if we got to the magic £5,000. Our webcams would be safe for another year and we could upgrade the shoogly one on North Pier! Please donate and enjoy those glorious views.

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    Supporters

    184

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 27, 2020

    • Jim

      Jim

      Aug 26, 2020

      Hope to be on Waverley next year in Oban.

      £40.00

    • Markus

      Markus

      Aug 26, 2020

      We are big Oban fans from Kempten in Bavaria and the cam is our connection to Oban during the time when we cannot be there in person.Many greetings from the Allgäu Alps and keep up the good work.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 26, 2020

      keep up the good work

    • Tony Hammock

      Tony Hammock

      Aug 21, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 21, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 20, 2020

      £50.00

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    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    Oban, Scotland

    Owner/manager of Cologin self-catering lodges, Linda is an active volunteer within the business community promoting Oban and Lorn as a visitor destination. The two webcams she established feature on the Oban tourism website (oban.org.uk) and share views of Oban with the world.

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