What’s hap­pen­ing in and around Oban

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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