All geared up for a classic day out
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