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Linda Battison

Linda Battison is crowdfunding

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£2,732
raised of £5,000 target by 117 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 Battison2 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    2 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thrilled to be past the half way point now. And there have been direct donations outwith this site too! Thanks to BID4Oban for their generous contribution.

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  • Linda Battison8 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    8 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We’re nudging closer to our target every day. Messages of support from all over the world accompany the financial donations and they mean just as much during these challenging times. So please keep supporting our cause.

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  • Linda Battison17 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    17 days ago

    Not far off £2,000 now - I wish today’s webcam view was of sunshine but hey - today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky and Oban Malt is sublime so every cloud! Please keep donating - it would be great to get past £2k.

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Page last updated on: 6/5/2020 01.08

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117

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 5, 2020

    Greetings from Australia

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 3, 2020

    Good luck

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 1, 2020

    My husband’s ashes were scattered at Oban because he loved it so.

  • Graeme

    Graeme

    Jun 1, 2020

    Enjoy keeping in touch with the beautiful views

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 31, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 31, 2020

    Love looking at Oban especially when the Clansman comes into view. Good luck!

  • Sabine from Bavaria (Germany)

    Sabine from Bavaria (Germany)

    May 31, 2020

    I have been there more than once and am happy every time I can look at Oban from home.See you next time!

    £25.00

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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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