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Linda Battison

Linda Battison is crowdfunding

raised of £2,500 target by 88 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to fund the replacement of Oban's Northern Lighthouse board pier webcam to provide live stream views whilst Oban is closed to visitors.

Oban, Scotland
22 days to go

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During Lockdown1 last year our supporters raised enough money to replace the webcam on North Pier (pictured). The new camera is now providing wonderful images to thousands of fans who are unable to visit Oban. Now we want to replace our second webcam located on the Northern Lighthouse Board pier on the other side of Oban bay. This camera is still working, but the difference in the quality between the two is all too apparent and we hope to replace the old webcam so we can share top quality views to all those stuck in lockdown - wherever you are.

As an active volunteer for Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance sharing images of the town with our visitors is important to me. I've been involved with tourism throughout my working life and like many in this area rely on a vibrant and sustainable tourism industry to keep our rural community viable. Tourism is everyone's business and in Oban and Lorn we are missing our visitors and our economy is suffering. Of course we want folk to stay safe and stay home but in the meantime we don't want you to forget where we are or what we offer.

So please give whatever you can afford so we can keep supplying live views of our beautiful bay and the comings and goings along the Esplanade. The bay may not be as busy as usual with leisure craft, but as Oban is the main hub for Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and their life-line ferry services to Mull and the Hebridean islands off the west coast, there is always activity to enjoy. Please help us keep these cameras streaming and be #ObanMinded #LoveOban

We hope you enjoy your virtual visit and hope to see you in person when it's safe to travel for pleasure.

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  • Linda Battison1 day ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    1 day ago

    Just to let all our supporters know that the new web camera has been ordered and will be installed at the Northern Lighthouse Board pier as soon as it arrives. We will let everyone know when it is live! Hopefully this will be in time for Oban’s tourism and hospitality industry reopening to visitors from across the U.K. on 26th April.

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  • Linda Battison1 month ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    1 month ago

    Just a quick update - the NLB webcam has sadly died and is beyond repair. We will replace it as soon as we are able and we’re delighted that NLB has kindly offered to help with the installation. Watch this space - but please keep giving so we have funds to maintain and service the new webcam into the future.

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  • Linda Battison2 months ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 4/18/2021 16.38



  • Ron Lindsay

    Ron Lindsay

    Apr 18, 2021

    This is my favourite 'window'. Looking out across Oban Bay every day of the year is special. Hope you can reinstate the observation post soon.


  • M. Harris

    M. Harris

    Apr 14, 2021

    this reminds me of Oban


  • The Manor House Oban

    The Manor House Oban

    Apr 5, 2021

    Our friends and many of our guests regularly enjoy the webcam peek at Oban. Keep going :-)


  • Anonymous


    Apr 2, 2021


  • MJB


    Mar 30, 2021

    Terrific to be able to see Oban and the hills of Mull in all weathers - really looking forward to having the NLB pier camera back in situ again soon! Thanks to all involved.


  • Lindsay Cruickshanks

    Lindsay Cruickshanks

    Mar 28, 2021


  • Gordon Wood

    Gordon Wood

    Mar 26, 2021


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Linda Battison

Linda Battison

Oban, Scotland

A key supporter of Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance, Linda owns a popular self-catering complex (Cologin in Lerags Glen). This is the second fundraising campaign she's undertaken to keep the town in touch with its visitors during lockdown through improving its webcam offering.

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