Oban digs deep for Fish­er­men’s Mis­sion

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

THE OBAN fish­ing fleet is much smaller than it used to be but it still has a huge place in the heart of the town.

Peo­ple were over­whelm­ingly kind when the Fish­er­men’s Mis­sion held a Fish Fri­day col­lec­tion in the town’s Tesco store on July 7, rais­ing £296.

The mis­sion thanks ev­ery­one for their gen­eros­ity and the staff at the store for sup­port­ing the event.

Older peo­ple were rem­i­nisc­ing about the days of the mis­sion on the south pier and the Sun­day night so­cials for a sin­ga­long, cups of tea and a good blether.

One wo­man re­mem­bered: ‘We used to go down to the shore at mid­night to watch all the fish­ing boats sail out. They would not fish on the Sab­bath and it was a splen­did sight to see them all set sail.’

There may not be a mis­sion build­ing in the town but the mis­sion’s work still con­tin­ues, sup­port­ing fish­er­men at work, or re­tired, and their fam­i­lies.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.