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Linda Battison

Linda Battison is crowdfunding

18%
£455
raised of £2,500 target by 20 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

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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 Battison11 hrs ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    11 hrs ago

    As you will have seen from the camera views recently Oban has seen snow and sunshine. Snow doesn’t often settle here so it’s been a treat for locals. All gone now but you can still see snow on the tops of the mountains.

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  • Linda Battison2 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    2 days ago

    Great to see the Oban Times picking up our story on the second camera fund raising campaign. Lovely to see donations coming in straight away. As the days get longer we'll be able to share even better views of Oban and if we reach our target we will be able to get a second new camera up and running to enjoy those lovely sunsets.

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  • Linda Battison15 days ago
    Linda Battison

    Linda Battison

    15 days ago

    And we are up and running. Thanks to our supporters around the world who enjoy viewing Oban online. The more you give to this page, the quicker we can replace the old camera and improve your virtual visit. There's a lot going on in the world right now and this may not seem an important issue but tourism is the life blood of Oban and our webcams keep us connected to our customers when they are not able to visit so please make a small contribution if you can.

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17 days ago

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Page last updated on: 1/27/2021 18.00

Supporters

20

  • Robert Clark

    Robert Clark

    Jan 27, 2021

    Keep up the good work. It keeps me in touch with Oban which I miss so much.

    £20.00

  • Denise Forster

    Denise Forster

    Jan 25, 2021

    I enjoy looking at Oban with this webcam, hope this helps

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 25, 2021

    Always nice to drop in and see the view.

    £5.00

  • Shirley McLennan

    Shirley McLennan

    Jan 25, 2021

    Hope you can keep this lovely webcam going. x

    £10.00

  • Patrick

    Patrick

    Jan 25, 2021

    Look forward to better views, however North Pier camera does spend a lot of time offline :(

    £10.00

  • Margaret Dearman

    Margaret Dearman

    Jan 25, 2021

    £20.00

  • Robert Nelson

    Robert Nelson

    Jan 25, 2021

    User pays for a change !

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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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