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Linda Battison

Linda Battison is crowdfunding

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£4,210
raised of £5,000 target by 165 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Keep Oban's popular webcams running so we can let our online fans dream now and visit later.

Oban, Scotland
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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 know as the Seafood Capital of Scotland and its busy harbour is home to fishing boats and life-life 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. With many of our restaurants, hotels, guest houses and even our marinas closed the local destination marketing organisation has lost over half its income as its members can no longer afford their subscriptions. The towns two webcams provide wonderful live visuals from North Pier and the Northern Lighthouse Board Pier and the view are enjoyed by thousands. These cameras are normally sponsored by local tourism businesses but due to Coronavirus they can't afford to fund the running costs and the co-operative Oban & Lorn Tourism Alliance is struggling to keep them going without finance.

If you love these views (and we know many of you do) please give something towards their maintenance and streaming costs. It would be greatly appreciated and will allow us to keep sharing our wonderful town with the guests we miss so much and can't wait to welcome back when lock down is finally lifted.

In the meantime, please keep dreaming of Oban and Lorn and 'Haste ye back' as soon as you can. Whatever you can give please do and thank you for continuing to enjoy our destination.

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  • Linda Battison11 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    11 days ago

    We really are not far off our JustGiving target now. If you're currently watching the webcams views of a rather soggy Oban bay and you're feeling generous then please make a donation. It would lift our spirits and brighten our day!

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  • Linda Battison24 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    24 days ago

    Another generous donation from a local business - this time from the Manor House Hotel and Restaurant. Thanks guys we really appreciate your support. Hope you're reopening is successful tomorrow. The 15th July will be a day for some cautious optimism for tourism and hospitality across Argyll as Oban welcomes back visitors. Let's hope everyone stays #ObanMinded and supports our local shops and services. Stay safe everyone and please #RespectTheDestination

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  • Linda Battison2 months ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    2 months ago

    We've topped £3,000 today - and that's been raised by just 129 supporters. If you all share this page we might increase the total and nudge a little bit closer to our target. We're so pleased that the donations are still coming in and the weather has been great recently so Oban bay has been looking wonderful in the sunshine. We just wish you were here to share it in person, but for now you know what you must do for just a wee while longer..... Thank you so much. Please keep giving.

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/5/2020 10.26

Supporters

165

  • Hazel Rodgers

    Hazel Rodgers

    Aug 5, 2020

    living many miles inland just love check out the coast every day.

    £5.00

  • Shirley McLennan

    Shirley McLennan

    Aug 4, 2020

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 1, 2020

    We love Oban. Wonderful to be able to see it when we can't be there

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 30, 2020

    The best webcam in the world! Thank you.

    £30.00

  • Markus from Kempten/Allgäu in Bavaria

    Markus from Kempten/Allgäu in Bavaria

    Jul 28, 2020

    Schöne und herzliche Grüße von einigen Leuten aus Bayern ,die immer wieder gern in Oban Urlaub machen und das Land , die Leute und die freundliche und herzliche Art in Schottland lieben.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 28, 2020

    £50.00

  • The Hunt family

    The Hunt family

    Jul 27, 2020

    Always enjoy these webcams. Even more important now we cannot be there in person.

    £30.00

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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 webcams she established feature on the Oban tourism website (oban.org.uk) and share views of Oban with the world.

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