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Well, that was some weekend, writes Bid4Oban ambassador Kay MacDonald.
Even the thunder and lightning added that wee bit extra excitement, but maybe that’s because I was lucky enough to be indoors when it happened.
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as I did.
I got to dance in the sunshine and moonlight, sang myself hoarse and met some lovely people.
On Thursday night I met a French couple trying to find accommodation who were loving their trip but couldn’t believe how busy it was on the West Coast. They’d tried to go to Islay when the whisky festival was on, arrived here in time for Oban Live and the Waverley visiting, and were heading for Fort William which had the mountain biking world championships … they were loving it all.
On Friday, we had two lovely Danish ladies in the office asking about tickets for Oban Live who were delighted with how friendly the people in Oban were and, on Saturday, I met three German visitors when I was having a wee dance at the Oban FM roadshow in Station Square.
One of the ladies said the view coming into the town was so beautiful she wanted to cry. They were heading to Oban Live, too, as they’d heard Skerryvore playing in Germany and loved it.
Well done, Oban, and the fantastic team at Oban Live …and here’s to next year.
This weekend is Oban and Lorn Lions Charities Day – always a big event in the local calendar and so well supported every year. The carnival atmosphere that it brings to the town centre is fun and it does so much to raise the profile and funds of the many small charities Oban so generously helps (and it’s an excuse to get my face painted).
If you’re not going already, then tonight is the concert by our own Gaelic Choir with guests in the Corran Halls at 7.30pm, exploring the riches of Argyllshire Bardachd, which sounds great. There always seems to be something going on at this time year.
Next up we’ll have the Lorne Games on June 25 with schedules available in the Bid4Oban office in Stevenson Street for the produce and crafts tent. Let’s all just pray for a sunny summer.
Last week’s photo was outside Superdrug, most people don’t normally look up, but this
week’s photo is a newer piece of wall. Let’s see how observant you are.