Bril­liant Oban

The Oban Times - - Districts -

WHAT a fan­tas­tic week­end it was in Oban. There was sim­ply so much go­ing on that it was hard to know what to fo­cus on.

The town was ab­so­lutely buzzing – as it has been, in fair­ness, for weeks, de­spite not yet be­ing the high sea­son – with the fab­u­lous Oban Live fes­ti­val, the Oban Provin­cial Mòd and the Ro­taty Club Am-Am golf com­pe­ti­tion. I have to con­fess that I did not make it to any of the Mòd events but I was at Oban Live on both Fri­day and Satur­day, and played – like a three-legged don­key – in the char­ity golf day.

But the joy wasn’t lim­ited to just the or­gan­ised big-ticket events. All over Oban there was live mu­sic, with ho­tels and pubs host­ing im­promptu as well as sched­uled gigs, as well as al fresco per­for­mances in the streets.

The at­mos­phere was amaz­ing, even if the weather was a lit­tle less than we might have wished for.

As ever, these splen­did oc­ca­sions could not have hap­pened with­out the in­cred­i­bly hard work of a se­lect band of peo­ple. I tip my tile to them all. You could not have done it any bet­ter.

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