TV star Lorraine has them reeling with her early bird visit
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