Visitors to Oban don’t let the weather rain on their parade
HERE’S hoping the weather is going to perk up a bit for July, although the visitors to the town haven’t seemed to bothered, writes Oban town ambassador Kay MacDonald.
One lovely couple remarked that they liked it because it made everything green and lush, which it certainly is.
The good news for local children and parents – if the weather continues like this – is that Oban Phoenix Cinema has reduced the price for local children under 18 to £3 for the holidays, which is especially good this week as Despicable Me 3 is here (I can’t wait to see it). I may have to borrow some children to take with me, although most of the adults I know love it too.
The past few weeks have been very boat- orientated for me with two cruise ships visiting Oban on the same weekend, as well as our weekly visits to the Majestic Line where small parties of up to 12 are taken on various cruises around the coast.
Today we’re welcoming Prisendam, which is part of the Holland America Line and carries around 830 passengers and then later in the month we’ll have two visits from Aegean Oydssey, which is smaller but equally beautiful, carrying 380 passengers.
The scale of these ships in and around the bay makes you look closer at the rest of the traffic and emphasises what a busy port it is.
There’s lots to look forward to in July, from the duck race to craft fairs, Bid4Oban local market, an Andre Rieu live screening at the cinema and much more which I’ll try and keep you up-to- date with on a weekly basis.
Last week’s photo which had one or two folk puzzled was the old tree in front of the Rockfield Centre. This week’s is a bit tricky, too, unless you are one of those people who look around them a lot.