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Bodach

In this series, The Oban Times’ resident Bodach (Gaelic: old man and, by experience, often a storyteller) looks through archive material for articles and pictures that preserve moments from the past. There is always a back story – and sometimes a future one.

Get in touch with your stories at bodach@obantimes.co.uk

Intriguing images of curragh – the oldest type of boat still in use on British rivers

IN THE Oban Times’ rich archive, I found intriguing images of the oldest type of boat still in use on British rivers, the curragh, in action on a loch near Kilmartin Museum 20 years ago.

Bowl-shaped and flat-bottomed like a walnut-shell, the curragh would be one of the few things recognisable to a visitor to our times from the Bronze Age.

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