Rain fails to stop play dur­ing a busy week­end in Oban

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I was right about last week­end be­ing hec­tic. De­spite the aw­ful weather it was re­ally busy and I was kept on my toes, writes Kay MacDon­ald.

I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the new tran­sit ma­rina be­ing fin­ished, it will make the re­cep­tion we can of­fer the pas­sen­gers so much bet­ter, com­ing off a small slip be­ing used by oth­ers onto a busy pave­ment isn’t ideal but we’ve done our best and it has been ap­pre­ci­ated.

We have an­other three cruise ships call­ing this month –

He­bridean Sky, Prisendam and Aegean Odyssey – with one of them call­ing twice. Let’s pray for some sunshine or at least dry days, it’s eas­ier to wel­come peo­ple to Oban when the rain isn’t drip­ping down your neck.

The Lorne High­land Games were re­ally well at­tended and good fun – the weather didn’t seem to put any­one off and I know that a lot of the pas­sen­gers from Star Pride were ex­cited about be­ing able to go to High­land Games. The bot­tle stall run by the SWI did re­ally well and sold out by 3pm de­spite hav­ing about 200 bot­tles, and although I didn’t see the dog show, I re­ally en­joyed see­ing all the proud pooches and own­ers with their rosettes.

The event I’m look­ing for­ward to next is the quiz tonight (Thurs­day) in Cuan Mor for the Teenage Can­cer Trust. I love a good quiz and we’re lucky enough to have a few pubs in Oban who of­fer weekly quizzes as well as fre­quent char­ity events. It’s a great way to get your brain cells tick­ing over and I’m al­ways amazed by the ran­dom facts I re­mem­ber – never use­ful ones, just ran­dom.

If any­one is plan­ning any events re­mem­ber to add them to Oban What’s On or let us know about them. The more word gets about the bet­ter the at­ten­dance will be. The LoveOban face­book page is also there for what’s go­ing on in the town, with mes­sages from and about lo­cal busi­nesses and some of the ran­dom things that can catch my in­ter­est dur­ing the week.

I hope ev­ery­one has a lovely week­end and the sun splits the sky for the start of the school hol­i­days, much needed by pupils and teach­ers alike.

The pic­ture last week was the rail­ings along the burn in Airds Cres­cent and this week isn’t too far away.

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