Vis­i­tors to Oban don’t let the weather rain on their pa­rade

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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