Danc­ing in the sun­shine and moon­light

The Oban Times - - News -

WELL, that was some week­end, writes Bid4Oban am­bas­sador Kay MacDon­ald.

Even the thun­der and lightning added that wee bit ex­tra ex­cite­ment, but maybe that’s be­cause I was lucky enough to be in­doors when it hap­pened.

I hope ev­ery­one en­joyed their week­end as much as I did.

I got to dance in the sun­shine and moon­light, sang my­self hoarse and met some lovely peo­ple.

On Thurs­day night I met a French cou­ple try­ing to find ac­com­mo­da­tion who were lov­ing their trip but couldn’t be­lieve how busy it was on the West Coast. They’d tried to go to Is­lay when the whisky fes­ti­val was on, ar­rived here in time for Oban Live and the Waver­ley vis­it­ing, and were head­ing for Fort William which had the moun­tain bik­ing world cham­pi­onships … they were lov­ing it all.

On Fri­day, we had two lovely Dan­ish ladies in the of­fice ask­ing about tick­ets for Oban Live who were de­lighted with how friendly the peo­ple in Oban were and, on Satur­day, I met three Ger­man vis­i­tors when I was hav­ing a wee dance at the Oban FM road­show in Sta­tion Square.

One of the ladies said the view com­ing into the town was so beau­ti­ful she wanted to cry. They were head­ing to Oban Live, too, as they’d heard Sk­erry vore play­ing in Ger­many and loved it.

Well done, Oban, and the fan­tas­tic team at Oban Live … and here’s to next year.

This week­end is Oban and Lorn Lions Char­i­ties Day – al­ways a big event in the lo­cal cal­en­dar and so well sup­ported ev­ery year. The car­ni­val at­mos­phere that it brings to the town cen­tre is fun and it does so much to raise the pro­file and funds of the many small char­i­ties Oban so gen­er­ously helps (and it’s an ex­cuse to get my face painted).

If you’re not go­ing al­ready, then tonight is the con­cert by our own Gaelic Choir with guests in the Cor­ran Halls at 7.30pm, ex­plor­ing the riches of Ar­gyll­shire Bar­dachd, which sounds great. There al­ways seems to be some­thing go­ing on at this time year.

Next up we’ll have the Lorne Games on June 25 with sched­ules avail­able in the Bid4Oban of­fice in Steven­son Street for the pro­duce and crafts tent. Let’s all just pray for a sunny sum­mer.

Last week’s photo was out­side Su­per­drug, most peo­ple don’t nor­mally look up, but this week’s photo is a newer piece of wall. Let’s see how ob­ser­vant you are.

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