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At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall.

However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic.

The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.


We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

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As of today, Friday March 20, The Oban Times offices will be closed to members of the public – but we are still open for business.

Adverts and notices can be dropped off at our offices where they will be picked up by members of staff.

Our editorial and advertising teams are available to take your call, just phone us on

Oban Times: 01631 568000
Lochaber Times: 01631 568000
Campbeltown Courier: 01586554646
Arran Banner: 01770 302142
Argyllshire Advertiser: 01546602345

 Or you can email us at

editor@obantimes.co.uk for the Oban Times editorial team

adverts@obantimes.co.uk for the Oban Times advertising team.

fort@obantimes.co.uk  for the Lochaber Times editorial team

fortadverts@obantimes.co.uk for the Lochaber times advertising team

editor@campbeltowncourier.co.uk for the Campbeltown Courier editorial team

adverts@campbeltowncourier.co.uk for the Campbeltown Courier advertising team

editor@arranbanner.co.uk for the Arran Banner editorial team

adverts@arranbanner.co.uk for the Arran Banner advertising team

editor@argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk for the Argyllshire Advertiser editorial team

adverts@argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk for the Argyllshire Advertiser advertising team.

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