Oban basks in warm sum­mer sun­shine

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

THANK good­ness the sun has come out at last and let’s hope it stays a wee while, writes Bid4Oban town am­bas­sador Kay MacDon­ald.

What a dif­fer­ence it makes to events and there is so much go­ing on this sum­mer. I know on the West Coast you just have to be pre­pared for any­thing but a dry day is a plus and a warm, sunny day is an added bonus.

Let’s hope for some sun with a nice wee breeze for all the sailors ar­riv­ing for West High­land Yacht­ing Week, es­pe­cially as it cel­e­brate its 70th an­niver­sary this year. I hope they get to en­joy the new pon­toons and us land­lub­bers get to en­joy the spec­ta­cle of all the yachts set­ting off.

We also have an­other Bid4Oban lo­cal mar­ket on Satur­day, which I think adds to the hol­i­day at­mos­phere in the town - that and watch­ing ev­ery­one sit­ting out­side the cafes and restau­rants en­joy­ing the views and the won­der­ful wee buskers that have been en­ter­tain­ing us. It gives the town a lovely buzz.

I also like the sound of the Magic Fairy Fun at Water­stone’s this Satur­day but I think it may be aimed at chil­dren. I might have to pop by, though, with my wings and wand in my bag.

The im­pres­sive sound­ing Men­delssohn on Mull String En­sem­ble are go­ing to be per­form­ing in St John’s Cathe­dral on Sun­day, which would be a won­der­ful mu­si­cal way to end a sum­mer week­end.

It’s re­ally not hard to find some­thing to en­ter­tain you just now. I know I’m de­ter­mined to squeeze ev­ery last drop of en­joy­ment I can out of this sum­mer and so far it’s not been too dif­fi­cult.

If you’re strug­gling, don’t for­get to have a look at Oban town di­ary on­line and, if you have some­thing you want to ad­ver­tise, you can do it the same way.

Not for­get­ting our new pic­ture frame on Ge­orge Street. Have you spot­ted it yet? It’s not just for visi­tors want­ing hol­i­day photos – it can frame the beau­ti­ful views not to men­tion the boats of all shapes and sizes but it does look good with peo­ple in it too and don’t for­get to share your photos with the hash­tag #LoveOban.

Now to a dif­fer­ent sort of photo. Did you spot where last week’s photo came from? The door­way to Ar­gyll Man­sions next to WH Smith. And this week’s is one you prob­a­bly see on a daily ba­sis, but are you pay­ing at­ten­tion?

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