What’s happening in and around Oban
I CAN’T believe that it’s Easter already, although I have noticed a definite buzz about the town – it’s amazing what a few rays of sunshine can do, writes Oban ambassador Kay MacDonald.
The first Bid4Oban local market was a great success and I’m already looking forward to the next one on May 27.
We’ve also got a few of the smaller cruise boats starting this weekend – the Stockholm will be visiting and Glen Tarsan and Glen Massan of the Majestic Line will be starting their cruise programmes from Oban, and we’ll also welcome back the Lord of the Glen the following week. It’s lovely to see the bay busy with all shapes and sizes of boats.
If you’d like to earn your chocolate this weekend, there will be an Easter dawn service at 6am at McCaig’s Tower, followed by bacon rolls and an egg hunt led by St John’s Cathedral, an Easter sunrise service at 8am at the Pulpit Hill viewpoint followed by bacon rolls in the Congregational Church, or Easter breakfast and egg rolling at Glencruitten Church.
If you’ve any room left after all the bacon rolls, then head up to the egg hunt and duck race at Sutherland’s Grove, Barcaldine, at 1pm or visit the Sealife Centre at 12.30pm for its egg hunt.
After the hurly-burly of Easter, we have the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival to look forward to on April 28.
It’s another busy weekend for the town with a full programme that includes something for everyone, from the highly skilled competitions to learning to Strip the Willow in Station Square with Oban FM and Campbell Cameron, which promises to be good fun.
The hotels and pubs will also be offering live music and dancing all weekend, so look out your dancing shoes.
Did you figure out where last week’s photo was taken?
Have a wee look in the lane between the Royal Hotel and the Clydesdale Bank, and then eyes up to find this week’s location.
It’s just a bit of fun but remember to see next week’s Oban
Times for the answer.