So­cial me­dia

The Oban Times - - Letters -

A new in­ter­ac­tive map that pur­ports to show clan ar­eas at the be­gin­ning of the 17th cen­tury has come in for crit­i­cism, par­tic­u­larly in the Oban area.

Wil­lie Reid wrote: ‘Strictly for the tourists I’m afraid. Clan tar­tans as we know them are a fairly re­cent in­ven­tion, the only dif­fer­ence in colours would have been the veg­etable dyes avail­able in cer­tain ar­eas. The map is also doubt­ful as dif­fer­ent clans would merge to­gether in cer­tain ar­eas. Harm­less if used as a bit of fun but, a se­ri­ous aid to ge­neal­ogy? No. Most of North Lorne is miss­ing.’

Laura Cook com­mented: ‘ We don’t ex­ist on this map, the Lio­saich must have a rebel strong­hold!’

Niall Gor­dan posted: ‘ Well, I al­ready know (and am known in Ire­land as this in Gaeilge) I am Niall of the Nine Pints!.’

Linda Simp­son lamented: ‘ They missed Buchanan and dont think I saw Carmichael, McDougall, MacCall, McGil­li­vary or Liv­ing­stone any­where on here.’ Laura Cook said: ‘I wasn’t even look­ing at the names, Lis­more just doesn’t fea­ture at all.’

There was also much com­ment on the hot ru­mour last week that pop star Bey­oncé was aboard a lux­ury yacht tied up at the North Pier in Oban.

Sine Macfar­lane sug­gested: ‘Heard it is Bey­oncé who has char­tered it and she will be in Oban on Sun­day.’

Michelle Mac dis­agreed: ‘Its not! Boho Brow & Beauty bar had ‘some­one’ in for treat­ments con­nected to yacht (client con­fi­den­tial­ity) how­ever its 100% not Bey­once & Jay-Z thats on that boat.’

Emma Telfer said: ‘Bey­oncé has been in Ger­many do­ing a con­cert this week ... pretty sure it’s not her ... no se­cu­rity or any­thing around boat!’

Alis­tair Ogilvie con­curred: ‘ Was on the Pier on Thurs­day at the Gang plank with my Van & there was no se­cu­rity so you can be sure she isn’t aboard..!!!’

Colline Mack­ig­gan quipped: ‘Has she a con­cert in the Cor­ran Halls.’

Kenny MacNeil re­sponded: ‘Na you’ve got to be re­ally fa­mous to do the halls.’

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