Kay McDonald: Festival proves to be one of the best yet

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I think I was right about the 35th Highland & Islands Music and Dance Festival, it was one of the best yet.

One of my favourite things was the music in Station Square and I don’t think I was alone in that as it got a great response. It certainly added to the lively feel in the town.

We also had the second of the free walks with Oban Walking Tours, which was full on Saturday, and the response so far has been fantastic, with even locals telling us they’re learning things about Oban they never knew before.

If you’re interested there are still a few places left on the last two free tours. You can call me on 01631 569915 or leave a message on the Oban Walking Tours Facebook page.

The next big thing to look forward to is Oban Live which is less than a month away.

If you’re a local business, today is the last day to submit your event or offer for the Oban Live Fringe. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of such a major event in the town.

If you haven’t seen the Oban Live video about the train journey to Oban, it’s worth having a look on Facebook or the internet. The scenery is gorgeous and it brought a wee tear to my eye.

I love films like this, even if people see it and can’t make it for Oban Live, chances are it will stay with them and inspire them to visit one day.

The photograph last week was an easy one, the Black Lynn in Stevenson Street with all the lovely daffodils. Sorry there were no ducks.  I’m trying to keep it easy this week as well so let’s see how you get on.