All geared up for a clas­sic day out

The Oban Times - - News -

NEXT week­end will see a fes­ti­val of a dif­fer­ence on the blaes pitch at Moss­field in Oban.

Build­ing on a suc­cess­ful clas­sic car event held last year, or­gan­is­ers BID4Oban are ex­pand­ing the event to bring in busi­nesses from the mo­tor trade.

Mo­tor­fest, as the event is called, will be held on Mon­day (Septem­ber 21) and is or­gan­ised in as­so­ci­a­tion with Oban and Dis­trict Clas­sic Ve­hi­cle club.

Event man­ager, Neil MacKay, said: ‘Since we ad­ver­tised the event in The Oban Times we have had con­tact from Perthshire, Spean Bridge and Glas­gow from peo­ple who are in­tend­ing to be in Oban for the event.

He con­tin­ued: ‘ We are es­pe­cially pleased that Mo­tor­fest is on the same day as the Ian MacMil­lan Pri­mary Shinty com­pe­ti­tion, which will have around 140 young­sters and their fam­i­lies from all over from the coun­try in Moss­field, which makes for another great week­end in Oban.’

Coun­cil­lors praise refugee po­si­tion

A MEET­ING to dis­cuss the refugee cri­sis was held at short no­tice by Oban com­mu­nity coun­cil.

Coun­cil­lors con­vened the meet­ing this week in re­sponse to re­quests from Oban towns­folk.

Marri Mal­loy, con­vener of the com­mu­nity coun­cil, said: ‘The con­cern of the pop­u­la­tion to the sit­u­a­tion re­flects well on our town.

‘We con­grat­u­late in par­tic­u­lar the work of lo­cal groups in col­lect­ing aid and would en­cour­age them to work through es­tab­lished or­gan­i­sa­tions who have lo­cal knowl­edge and ex­per­tise.

‘The meet­ing wel­comed the of­fer by Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil to take 20 or more refugees.

‘If any of them ar­rive in Oban we are sure that lo­cal groups, in­clud­ing the com­mu­nity coun­cil, will welcome and sup­port them.

‘Mem­bers also sup­port the aid be­ing de­liv­ered di­rect to the camps in Le­banon and Jor­dan.’

Mem­o­ries of the old rock­ing horse

ROCK­FIELD school’s oral his­to­rian is look­ing for in­for­ma­tion about a rock­ing horse that was used in an Oban class­room for many years.

The toy lay in the cor­ner of a room and for­mer pupils, who have been speak­ing to Rock­field his­to­rian, Cori Prin­cell, have said it was a strik­ing fea­ture of a school day.

Cori said: ‘So many of the peo­ple we’ve talked to have men­tioned a big wooden rock­ing horse that used to be in the pri­mary one class­room at Rock­field School.’

Cori is now look­ing for more in­for­ma­tion about the horse. Con­tact her on her­itage@ oban­com­mu­ni­tiestrust.org.uk

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