Oban prepares to welcome the Pacific Princess

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It’s going to be another busy day today (Thursday August 31) with a visit from another beautiful cruise ship, as the Pacific Princess bringing more than 600 passengers and 375 crew to Oban to explore the town and all it has to offer, writes Oban town ambassador Kay MacDonald.

I’m always delighted to hear what a positive impression people returning to their ships have of Oban. They think the town is beautiful and everyone friendly and helpful, with the majority saying that they hope to visit again.

The friendliness of Oban people is something that is commented on again and again as I speak to visitors and, in our own wee way, BID4Oban is trying to recognise and applaud that by presenting Customer Service Awards to individuals nominated by the public.

So far this has been through our LoveOban Facebook page but perhaps this column could make it more widely recognised.

If you would like to nominate someone it couldn’t be easier. Just contact our office on 01631 569915, email me at kay@bid4oban.co.uk or leave a message on the LoveOban Facebook page.

With all the feedback I’ve had over the summer there must be lots of people out there deserving recognition.

I was also pleased to hear that Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface is holding a Volunteer of the Year ceremony on Thursday September 7 in the Argyllshire Gathering hall. For more details, the number is 01631 564839.

When we live in troubled times, it’s good to celebrate the fact that we’re surrounded by people trying to make life better for others.

The photograph last week was taken as I sheltered from the rain under the clocktower on the North Pier and I didn’t stray too far for this week’s picture.