I’m still learn­ing about my home town

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

I’M DE­LIGHTED to hear that so many of you are en­joy­ing the ‘ Where is it?’ pho­tos. I hope it’s en­cour­ag­ing you to take a closer look at your sur­round­ings when you’re out and about, writes Bid4Oban am­bas­sador Kay Mac­Don­ald.

De­spite be­ing here all my life, I still find things I’ve never no­ticed be­fore and I now have peo­ple point­ing things out to me as well – thank you (former coun­cil­lor) Campbell Cameron.

If you’re look­ing for things to do, don’t for­get to check out Oban What’s On, the dig­i­tal ver­sion of Oban town diary and a great way to keep up with what clubs and classes are avail­able, as well as one- off events. It’s very sim­ple to use and free to ad­ver­tise events on.

If you’re not con­fi­dent us­ing the in­ter­net, then just pop a poster into the Bid4Oban of­fice on Steven­son Street and Yvonne will be happy to do it for you.

The sec­ond Bid4Oban lo­cal mar­ket is ap­proach­ing fast – May 27 – which I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to as it cre­ates a nice buzz in Sta­tion Square and ap­peals to lo­cals and vis­i­tors.

An­other lo­cal event which I’m de­lighted is re­turn­ing this year is the Lorne Games on Sun­day June 25. It’s a lovely day out with some­thing for all the fam­ily.

So here’s to a long, hot sum­mer where we can get out and about to en­joy all the events fast ap­proach­ing (although I don’t mind a bit of rain now and again – it makes ev­ery­thing fresh and cleans the pave­ments).

I’ve been lucky enough to have heard lots of com­pli­ments about how good Oban is look­ing now, es­pe­cially the pave­ments, and, although I was doubt­ful about the seat­ing out­side the shops, I’ve been proved wrong as they’re con­stantly in use.

Did you recog­nise last week’s photo?

St John’s Cathe­dral, at the top of Ge­orge Street, the rail­ings are a wee work of art. You don’t have to go far for this week’s photo.

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