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Our business is very much a family affair, so it is important for us to share James Scott's story and help promote his crowdfunding campaign for a very worthy cause.


Hi, my James Scott and in March I was infected with a very severe strain of COVID-19 as was my mum. I almost died and unfortunately, after 17 days in hospital mum lost her fight against COVID-19.

Oban's Lorn & Islands Hospital played a massive part in saving my life, so I would like to try and help Oban hospital by raising £15,000 towards a negative pressure room to help them fight the disease and save lives.

A negative pressure room helps prevent infectious diseases such as COVID-19 from escaping the room and infecting staff and others. A machine pulls air into the room then it filters the air before moving it outside in an infectious free condition.

Below tells my story in more detail, but I would greatly appreciate any donation you would be kind enough to give towards a negative pressure room for Oban's Lorn & Islands District Hospital.

Kindest regards, and many thanks in advance,

James Scott

Weʼre raising £15,000 towards a negative pressure room for Oban's Lorn & Islands District General Hospital.

James Scott, 63, and his mum Jessie, 84, were both hospitalised on the same day after falling ill with coronavirus in Oban, Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland.

For weeks, both fought for their lives in separate hospitals. Unfortunately, Jessie, 84, a mum-of-two and volunteer at a local charity kitchen in Oban, died on April 8th and was buried on April 20th.

Only days later, Jessie' son James awoke from a COVID-19 coma and when finally well enough to talk to his wife Sandra on the phone, she broke the devastating news that his mum had been buried two days earlier.

Devastated James said;

“The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital saved my life. I’m so humbled by what they did for me, and our family now want to raise funds as a special tribute to mum and the hospital staff at our local hospital where she died peacefully.”

James finally got home to Oban after 38 days in hospital, his life – and that of his family – changed forever by what they have been through.

With her husband now well on the road to recovery, Mrs Sandra Scott added:

“We have been very, very, lucky because there are a lot of families being completely wiped out by this and we wish to help families that find themselves in similar by raising funds for lifesaving equipment which is so vital for rural hospitals."


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Daniel MacIntyre

Daniel MacIntyre


Daniel is an experienced business development consultant, digital marketing manager and director of The View, Oban’s live music venue and bar.

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