Sum­mer may be over, but there’s still plenty to look for­ward to

The Oban Times - - NEWS - KAY MCDON­ALD ed­i­tor@obawn­times.co.uk

An­other ex­cit­ing and hec­tic week­end is ap­proach­ing at speed.

On Satur­day we have the Tul­loch Homes Ca­manachd Cup fi­nal be­tween New­ton­more and Lo­vat at 2pm in Moss­field. It’s al­ways an ex­cit­ing event and well worth go­ing along to.

I al­ways let vis­i­tors to the town know about it as it’s a fan­tas­tic spec­ta­cle for peo­ple who have never heard of shinty be­fore. It’s also be­ing tele­vised on BBC2, so if you’re go­ing along re­mem­ber to brush your hair and wash your face, you never know who’ll see you on TV.

On Sun­day we have the an­nual Mo­tor­fest, which for the sec­ond year will be in Sta­tion Square, which is a fan­tas­tic venue for it – lots of space for the grow­ing num­ber of ve­hi­cles (about 70) which ap­pear each year and this year we have the added ben­e­fit of The Clan Moun­tain Bike Stunt Show which will be amaz­ing and a huge draw for bike fans of all ages.

If you like your lunch in­cluded in your day out at Mo­tor­fest you’ll also be de­lighted to hear that The Olive Gar­den is hold­ing its first carvery of the au­tumn, which sounds ideal to me – a lovely lunch and then a gen­tle stroll ad­mir­ing all the cars to walk it off gen­tly. Just don’t try any of the bike stunts!

On Wednesday we had our last cruise ship of the sea­son, un­less we get any un­ex­pected calls, and you can feel the dif­fer­ence in the town, it’s just that wee bit qui­eter which is quite nice in a way af­ter the hec­tic sum­mer but there are still lots of things to look for­ward to.

Head out to Taynuilt on Satur­day even­ing af­ter the shinty to en­joy some fan­tas­tic young mu­si­cians with the Young Trad Tour which fea­tures fi­nal­ists from BBC Ra­dio Scot­land’s Young Tra­di­tional Mu­si­cian of the Year 2017.

Last week’s pho­to­graph was of the sign at Dolce Vita on Ge­orge Street, which is a beau­ti­ful sign by Sheila MacGre­gor and Louie Bar­row with the stained glass by Peter Ma­cLel­lan.

This week’s pho­to­graph is a wee bit harder to spot, you need to pay at­ten­tion.

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