TV star Lorraine has them reel­ing with her early bird visit

The Oban Times - - News -

AN EARLY morn­ing visit to Oban from one of Scot­land’s favourite TV per­son­al­i­ties saw an im­promptu ceilidh raise funds for char­ity, writes Louise Glen.

Lorraine Kelly, pre­sen­ter of the pop­u­lar ITV’s ‘ Lorraine’ show, met BID4Oban in their of­fices, at 3.30am on Satur­day morn­ing.

Neil MacKay, events man­ager for the busi­ness im­prove­ment group, said: ‘The early morn­ing call saw a small group of lo­cals wel­com­ing Lorraine to Oban for her round Scot­land 24-hour danceathon in aid of the STV ap­peal.

‘ We didn’t get wind of this un­til late on in the ar­range­ments which ruled out any li­censed venues, so we put to­gether a suit­able cosy ceilidh to en­cour­age her on the jour­ney. We were pleased that Sue and Gor­don Porter from the Scot­tish coun­try dance so­ci­ety kept us all in step.

‘Girls from Dunol­lie gifted some Dal­ri­ada charms and lo­cal en­ter­tainer, Ted Heath, along with my­self ser­e­naded Lorraine with an old song called “Kelly”, which she said she had never heard be­fore. Lorraine and her film crew re­ceived suit­able sus­te­nance to help them on their long stint. It was good that STV had se­lected a num­ber of the Oban “shots” for its so­cial media site.’

(Pic­tured above) Lorraine Kelly is ‘ser­e­naded’ by Ted Heath as the crooner ousts ri­val Neil MacKay for the TV

star’s at­ten­tion. (Pic­tured right) Neil, Lorraine and Ted

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