Kay McDon­ald: Where is this?

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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