So excited by change for The Oban Times

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It’s a momentous week for The Oban Times, changing to a compact after all these years as a broadsheet, and I can’t wait … no more having to read it on the floor or clearing a table to spread it out.

The Oban Times has been part of my family’s week for as long as I can remember, from my grandparents through to my parents and now us – our week hasn’t been complete without it.

Thursday was always Oban Times day and if you asked what day it was that was the reply – ‘Oban Times day’ – and we all felt as if something was missing if it hadn’t been read from cover to cover by dinner time.

My aunt still reads every word and then quizzes me to see what I’ve missed and I must admit I’m not as thorough as she is. And my uncle, who lives in Manchester, calls now and again to quiz me for more details of a story he’s
read or to find out who’s who in a photo.

So good luck The Oban Times – I am delighted with the change.

I’m also delighted that Oban Live is here at last, only one more day!

We’ve been so lucky with the weather, Charities Day was fabulous, I would even say one of the best ever, and I’ve now got my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that this weekend will be just as good.

One word of advice from a friend who was at a sports day in Mossfield: bring your midge cream. I’m all ready to go though. I have my pre- and post-Oban Live events planned, thanks to Oban Live Fringe, and I have my wee bag packed with a fleece, midge cream, sun cream, a rain poncho and a hat.

I’m ready for all eventualities and raring to go!

Last week’s photo was of the monument to Dr McKelvie in Argyll Square. It had been ages since I looked at it closely. This week’s is much more modern.