Kilmore and Oban
KILMORE and Oban Guild kicked off their Autumn season on Wednesday, October 7, when president Margaret MacLean welcomed 4S Stravaig, from North Berwick, as the entertainment for their first meeting.
The name 4S stands for ‘Scotland, in Scene, Song and Story’ and comprises Alistair and Jane MacNeill, and Martin Wilson .
All have their origins from the west coast, Alistair from Tiree, Jane from Islay and Martin from Oban .
They presented a programme of digital photographic scenes from Argyllshire’s mainland and islands, accompanied by songs and music, history and anecdotes, related to the places seen on screen.
Originally using slides, taken by the members of the group themselves, but having now gone digital, they have been doing these shows since 1980, mainly to Church and social club groups locally in East Lothian, but also further afield, in and around the Central Belt and Scottish Borders.
In June this year, however, following a request from a couple of German visitors who had attended one of the shows whilst on holiday in Scotland, they made a six- day visit to Klingenthal in Saxony, Germany, where they did several shows to enthusiastic locals, many of whom intend to make a visit to experience the country at first hand.
The group is completely self-funded, having been knocked back following application for financial assistance from a national body. They present a range of shows from all around Scotland, including the Orkney and Shetland islands.