Kay McDonald: Where is this?
WHAT a hectic month May was, with a holiday weekend at the beginning and the end and the wonderful weather we had, the town seemed to stay busy all month, writes BID4Oban ambassador Kay McDonald.
I especially loved seeing Stafford Street so busy in the good weather; it gave a great continental feel to the place and now that our beautiful hanging baskets are back up and the bunting is brightening up the entrance to the town it feels as if we’re raring to go.
The Bid4Oban Local Market was even busier, too, with new stalls and more people. Hopefully it will continue to go from strength to strength with the next one on June 24.
It’s here at last - Oban Live hits town this weekend and I can’t wait.
There has been a distinct buzz for the last few weeks with everyone discussing whether they have tickets or not and where they’re going before and after the main event. Tickets are still available online and in the Bid4Oban office on Stevenson Street for anyone who’s as disorganised as me - and I’m now checking the weather forecast on a daily basis; it’s looking not too bad at all, which is good news for the other big event this weekend - the Waverley.
If you’ve not had a trip on the Waverley yet you don’t know what you’re missing, it really is an experience. Not forgetting that this weekend is also Oban Provincial Mòd, another weekend with music all around the town and a wealth of local talent.
I must sound like a broken record at times but I’m constantly in awe of the talent in a wee town like ours and not just musicians. Pay a wee visit to the galleries and craft shops or take a walk up to the tower via Craigard Road and see Alice Strange’s amazing garden, and don’t get me started on the amazing chefs and bakers we have too.
I’ll be spending this weekend dancing, hopefully in the sunshine (and moonlight), and I hope everyone has something fun planned from the wealth of possibilities available.
While you’re out and about have a lookout for the photo from last week. It’s on Combie Street just beside Bell’s shop, this week’s photo is one you all walk past all the time.