Plenty of vroom and broom ac­tion worth cel­e­brat­ing

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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