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Closed 28/08/2020

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£4,740
raised of £5,000 target by 184 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,740 to Keep Oban's popular webcams running so we can let our online fans dream now and visit later.

    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 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 months ago
      Linda Battison

      Linda Battison

      2 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 Battison2 months ago
      Linda Battison

      Linda Battison

      2 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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    • Linda Battison3 months ago
      Linda Battison

      Linda Battison

      3 months 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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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/27/2020 16.35

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

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