It’s all happening at Oban’s Atlantis Leisure

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It’s going to be a big weekend at Atlantis Leisure as it celebrates its 25th birthday and the official opening of the new playpark on Saturday, writes Oban town ambassador Kay McDonald.

I can’t believe how much it has managed to cram into the day.

There’s archery, laser tag, afternoon tea, roller disco, surf simulator, face painting and every sporty thing you could think of – truly something for everyone.

Atlantis is such an asset to the town and it’s continuing to grow and improve every year. The party is a fantastic way for us in the town to support it and say thank you for all their efforts.

This Friday also gives us a chance to support Homestart Lorn by attending A stool against the printed rule at Oban Phoenix Cinema, a play from Sarah Palmer and Graham Alexander (Tobermory Main Street Players) which was recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.

For the book lovers among you, the Bookends Festival in Benderloch has a quiz at 7pm on Friday night in the Victory Hall, Benderloch, with the fabulous Craig Munro as quizmaster.

It’s good to see that, despite the darker nights creeping in, there is still plenty to see and do and at this rate it won’t be long before the Winter Festival is here, something I’m really looking forward to.

We also welcome our last cruise ship of the season today with the arrival of the Hanseatic, a five-star expedition ship which carries 175 passengers and 125 crew. One of the Hapag-Lloyd line, she specialises in cruises to the Antarctic and is on her way to Reykjavik.

It’s been a busy year for cruise ships and we hope 2018 will continue to keep us busy welcoming returning ships and those visiting Oban for the first time.

It’s certainly going to be much easier with our new pontoons and the new
Marine Centre which will be open for next year’s season.

Last week’s photo was taken at the memorial in front of the Corran Halls and this week’s is about a 10-minute walk from there and should be much more familiar.