On the run for Oban museum
OBAN War and Peace Museum received a cash windfall this month, thanks to a runner in the Jedburgh Half Marathon in the Scottish Borders.
Alan Penrose, who lives in Stirling, was sponsored to run the marathon on Sunday October 30 and decided to donate the money to Oban’s war museum on Corran Esplanade.
Its curator Bill Leech explained: ‘Jackie, his late grandfather, had been a keen watch keeper at the museum for many years, and Alan thought it would be an appropriate gift in memory of him.
‘The museum has Jackie’s Argyll and Sutherland Highlander’s sporran on show, alongside a photo of it being worn by him.
‘Those of us involved with the museum are extremely grateful to Alan for his gift.’
Right to left: Bill Leech receives the £160 donation from Alan Penrose on Saturday November 5, flanked by his family who sponsored him: grandmother Jean (Jackie’s wife), aunt Marion, father Richard and uncle Tommy.