Pop­u­lar Oban pub to re-open

The Oban Times - - News -

WORK has started to re­fur­bish a well-known Oban es­tab­lish­ment that has been closed since 2008.

Scaf­fold­ing sur­rounds the pop­u­lar Oban Inn, which had to shut up shop af­ter its par­ent com­pany went in to ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Sean MacIn­tyre, who first laid eyes on his would-be wife in the Oban Inn, said: ‘I first met Tracy in the Oban Inn and I also asked her to marry me in there.’

He jok­ingly added: ‘Although I don’t re­mem­ber it.’

‘It’s good for the town,’ he said. ‘It’s good to see that cor­ner be­ing done up in­stead of be­ing left to rot. And there’s no doubt I’m not the only per­son with fond sto­ries.’

Argyll and Bute coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish said: ‘It’s more good news for Oban that the Oban Inn is re- open­ing. This completes the ex­cel­lent work the coun­cil has done and it completes streets of vi­brant busi­nesses in that patch of town. In my opin­ion the Oban Inn is as much as an iconic build­ing as McCaig’s Tower. I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted with this news.’

Work has started on the Oban Inn.

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