There are loads of things to do in the Oban area this weekend

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Well, as the saying goes, another day, another dollar! Another successful Motorfest done and dusted and, thankfully on a beautiful weekend, it does help make everything just a wee bit better, writes Oban town ambassador Kay MacDonald.

This week we have a charity fashion show coming up at M & Co in aid of Cancer Research UK tomorrow (Friday September 22).

It’s always a good show with tickets at £5, including a wee glass of wine. It’s a great chance to be sociable, see some lovely clothes and support a good cause. It ticks all the boxes.

At the weekend we have the start of the Bookends Festival in Benderloch which runs all week with a host of great events to attend, leaflets to be found all around the town, details on the town diary or on Facebook.

The Bid4Oban local market is in town on Saturday which is good for a wee wander and might inspire you to try something different.

And, if the great outdoors is more your thing or you’re just a big kid like me and enjoy throwing stones in the water, then the World Stone Skimming Championships are on this Sunday on Easdale Island. It has a worldwide following and I defy anyone to attend and not want to give it a go themselves.

It’s coming up for that time of year, windy walks through fallen leaves and
chilly strolls on the beach to throw stones in the water before finding somewhere warm for a big mug of hot chocolate and maybe a wee cake. Although you can do that any day, it tastes better when you’ve been cold.

We’re really lucky in Oban with all the fabulous cafes and eateries doing lovely drinks and cakes. Who needs an excuse? Certainly not me.

Did anyone get last week’s photo? I must admit to having never noticed that window until the day I took the photo. It’s on the wee street between the two halves of the Regent Hotel. This week’s photo needs a wee walk along the Esplanade.