Oban SWI cel­e­brates 100 years in style

The Oban Times - - News -

THE Oban branch of the Scot­tish Women’s In­sti­tute cel­e­brated the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s cen­te­nary in style on Sun­day.

The women dressed to daz­zle and en­joyed af­ter­noon tea and a home­made 100th an­niver­sary cake. They joined other groups across the coun­try in cel­e­brat­ing the milestone, with some host­ing gar­den par­ties.

Kay Mac­Don­ald, a town am­bas­sador and mem­ber of the SWI, said: ‘ We thought a gar­den party might be push­ing it be­cause of the weather.

‘But this is the hall we nor­mally have our meet­ings in, so we wanted to cel­e­brate it here.’

Speak­ing be­fore they cut the cake and poured the re­fresh­ments, Kay said: ‘We are go­ing to have af­ter­noon tea, drink Pros­ecco and en­joy our­selves.

‘I have cre­ated a playlist from the 1920s on­wards.’

The group will be meet­ing again in the Guide Hall in Septem­ber. It meets on the last Tues­day of each month at 7.30pm.

Kay said it is a great place to make friends. ‘ We do a lot of crafts,’ she said. ‘We have peo­ple do­ing a lot of talks, but the main thing is we get to speak to peo­ple we wouldn’t nor­mally meet.

‘There are peo­ple from their early 20s to their 80s and ev­ery­one gets on re­ally well.’

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