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Old 19th Feb 2020, 09:17
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Originally Posted by Chuck Glider View Post
Not too sure about the importance of Oban, self-importance perhaps, but it certainly used to be a nice place to visit, back before the council got involved and it was regularly voted as a favourite destination.
Importance - it's the stopping off point on the mainland for both aeroplanes and boats heading into the islands. Historically it was a central point for obtaining fuel - which has obviously been buggered up, but doesn't change everything else.

Also a wonderful little town to spend time in, and if you have such interests base for the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

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Old 19th Feb 2020, 10:16
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Just spoke with Oban and was told nothing has changed and no idea when fuel will be available. I really cannot understand this. Is there some machiavellian plot going on? I was told today by Oban that 'A lot is going on'. The lady did not explain further.

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Old 7th Mar 2020, 17:25
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The best thing that could happen in the area would be for Glenforsa to hold 100LL ( depends if Brendan wants the trouble, but even pre positioning a few barrels would be better than nothing).

i haven’t looked this year but other places that carried 100LL were Prestwick/ Islay (small towable bowser)/ Stornaway/ Inverness/ Perth/ Plockton and Wick.

helipaddy have positioned barrels at various places for their adventures for a few years so this is possible. Andrew, at Wick, is a key POL supplier to the region. Surely something can be done if Paul is retiring
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 19:37
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Originally Posted by helicopter-redeye View Post
Andrew, at Wick, is a key POL supplier to the region. Surely something can be done if Paul is retiring
Andy Bruce retired a few years ago from Wick.
Drew and Adrienne took over.
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