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I really can’t believe that it’s the end of August already, writes Oban town ambassador Kay MacDonald. What happened to the summer?
I now have my hopes pinned on an Indian summer because I’m not ready for autumn or winter yet.
We still have a lot to look forward to though starting with the Argyllshire Gathering today. I love the parade through the town – it’s something I remember seeing as a child and standing waiting for the pipers to
Games day always has a wee buzz about it and I’m sure this year won’t be any different.
We also have a pretty busy weekend coming up with the sea kayak race on Saturday, leaving the North Pier and going around Kerrera to end up back at the pier again.
It’s always exciting to watch and, if I remember rightly, it was a fairly choppy day for them last year. Hopefully, this year the weather will be kinder to them.
Also on Saturday we have the BBC’s Paul Murton in conversation about his new book on the Hebrides at 3pm. Tickets are free and on a first come, first served basis.
To top it all off Oban Airport is hosting Oban Air Fair this weekend between 10am and 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday where, as well as seeing a Catalina and a display from Oban and District Classic Car Club, there will be stalls and Victorian teas available, among other things.
I hope some of you managed to identify the photo from last week as the fire escape at the back of the Rockfield centre and this week is something you might notice while sheltering from the rain, which is what
brought it to my attention.