Plenty of vroom and broom action worth celebrating
AUTUMN is here, no doubt about it, the leaves are changing and the brambles look ready for picking - there’s also a wee chill in the air first thing in the morning and last thing at night - but there are still lots of things to look forward to.
Apart from fruit picking and jam making, we have Motorfest to look forward to this weekend on Sunday (September 17) from noon to 4pm.
It is taking place in Station Square this year, which will make it more accessible for everyone wanting to enjoy all things vehicle related, including Oban and District Classic Vehicle Club. Tonight (Thursday) we also have a live screening in Oban Phoenix Cinema of Carmen on the Lake from the water stage at Lake Constance in Austria which promises to be a stunning setting.
A few other things well worth attending this week include 1001 Olive Trees in St John’s Cathedral on Friday (September 15) at 7pm with the San Ghanny Choir sharing songs and stories from occupied Palestine, after their recent sold-out performance in Edinburgh.
On Monday (September 18) there will be more wonderful music, this time from Oakleas Rise and The Blue Moon Travellers, beginning at 7pm in the Corran Halls.
On Tuesday (September 19) Tom Heap presents A Familiar Shiver – How the Arctic touches our lives (See p14 for full story).
For more information on any of these visit Oban Town Diary online where all that and so much more about local events is available.
I’m also delighted to share that I recently awarded the Bid4Oban Customer Service Award to Carla MacIver of Farmfoods, which has promoted a storm of congratulations for her on the LoveOban Facebook page.
The Gem Box and its manageress Mairi were also awarded The Golden Broom for the immaculate appearance of their shop frontage last week and again had a fantastic response on Facebook.
It’s wonderful to see the people that put so much effort into what they do being recognised for all their hard work, so please if you know someone who deserves that recognition get in touch on the LoveOban Facebook page or telephone 01631 569915.
Last week’s photo was taken in High Street and I’ve decided to test you a bit this week to see who strays off the beaten track.