Kay McDonald: Heading in the right direction

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Just as I was beginning to think things were warming up, I had to put my winter boots on to walk the dog!

At least we are getting spells of nicer weather now and the sight of lambs and primroses show we’re heading in the right direction.

In my head I know it’s not the wrong weather just the wrong clothing but my heart is desperate to go for a walk without having to take layers to cover every eventuality – including hailstones.

The weather doesn’t seem to bother the visitors. Each time I comment on it, I’m reassured that for many of them a wee bit of rain is actually a pleasure.
I am trying to think that way myself, but after the third day of rain it’s not easy.

This weekend we have the excitement of Scottish Ballet staging its Highland Fling in Atlantis Leisure. And there’s a quiz in aid of Cancer Research in the Masonic Lodge, Albany Street. This is always good fun and a great fundraiser.

Dunollie has events on for children this weekend and they sound intriguing.
Have a look on the Town Diary for all of these and more.

We have a lot to look forward to in May. The first of the bigger cruise ships is due to arrive and we’re getting organised for that.

It’s almost time for the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival as well, which means the town will be bulging at the seams with dancers and musicians plus their families.

I enjoy watching some of the competitions and I’m always in awe of the talent of these young people. I would encourage you to try and see some of the performances. You will be impressed.

Last week’s photograph was taken at the top of George Street so have a wander up and see if you can spot it.

This week’s is closer to home, at least for me.