Ex­cit­ing sea­son beck­ons

The Oban Times - - News -

WITH sum­mer al­most upon us, it’s great to see our beaches look­ing so good and it’s all thanks to the fan­tas­tic vol­un­teers from Hope Kitchen, writes Bid4Oban am­bas­sador Kay Mac­Don­ald.

As a thank you to Oban for the sup­port it re­ceives, Hope Kitchen has been send­ing hardy vol­un­teers down to clean the beaches on Wed­nes­day morn­ings, come rain or shine, and they’ve also tack­led the short­cut from Tesco to High Street.

The vis­i­ble dif­fer­ence this makes to the town makes us all feel bet­ter – those who can see the re­sults of their hard work and those who can en­joy look­ing at the beaches and not hav­ing the view marred by rub­bish.

If any­one should feel moved to vol­un­teer, just turn up at Hope Kitchen at 10am any Wed­nes­day. It’s a very re­ward­ing and re­lax­ing thing to do, out in the fresh air, hav­ing a blether and some light phys­i­cal ex­er­cise. What could be bet­ter?

I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to this sum­mer. So much is hap­pen­ing: there are new cruise ships vis­it­ing, Oban Live, Bid4Oban lo­cal mar­kets, High­land and Is­lands Mu­sic and Dance Fes­ti­val, to name a few, and hope­fully some sun­shine to en­hance it all.

This year we’ll have no or­ange bar­ri­ers to spoil the en­joy­ment of our lovely new pave­ments and there will be room for ev­ery­one to en­joy our beau­ti­ful wee town.

A wee chal­lenge as you go about your busi­ness: can you iden­tify where in Oban this photo was taken?

You’ll have to wait un­til next week to find out.

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