Oban gets ready to party for charities and the Queen
NEXT weekend will see a street party held in Oban town centre to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
And part of the run-up to the big day has been an Argyll and Bute primary schools competition to design a birthday card for her majesty.
The competition has been in two categories – P1-P3 and P4-P7 - for which we can today reveal the winners.
The triumphant youngsters and schools who got busy showing their creative talents for the competition are Eoin Quinn, a primary two pupil at Castlehill in Campbeltown, and Charlotte Johnson, who is in primary seven at Rhu Primary. The winning cards will be sent to the Queen.
The street party in Station Square is only one of the big events next weekend, as it is being held in conjunction with Oban and Lorn Lions Club’s Charities Day.
That begins on Saturday, June 11, with the judging of the charity stalls at 12.30pm before the big parade sets off from the Corran Halls at 1pm.
The winners of the best stalls and best in parade titles will be presented with their prizes at 2.15pm, after which there will be the cutting of a whopping birthday cake courtesy of The Oban Times.
Entertainment will be provided during the afternoon by the HMS Neptune Babcock Band, the Sequence Choir, Oban FM, Oban Pipe Band, Boogies Choir and Laura Munro School of Dance. Fishermen’s lunches and teas will be provided by MacGillvary’s Tartan Shack, Oban’s branch of Costa will be laying on coffee with cakes and biscuits, and shortbread will be laid on by McCaig’s Warehouse.
Residents and visitors should be aware that no vehicles will be allowed into Station Square and there is likely to be other traffic disruption as a result of the festivities.
The winning cards came from Eoin Quinn, left, and Charlotte Johnson.