On the run for Oban mu­seum

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

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.

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