Let’s all work to keep Oban tidy

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It’s so busy just now I don’t know if I’m coming or going.

I had thought we might get a wee lull after Oban Live but it hasn’t happened thanks to all the lovely weather.

Every day I’m meeting people who tell me how lucky I am to live here and I agree every time – I think I’m lucky too.

Apart from the slightly grubby pavements, which we just need a good shower of rain to clean, the town is looking lovely.

We’re not used to such a long dry spell and normally the rain keeps the pavements washed. Maybe we need to go back to the past for the answer, when businesses looked after the pavement outside their premises by sweeping with a few buckets of water to keep them nice.

Many of our businesses are fantastic at doing this and I regularly see them out with brushes and keeping their windows clean but if everyone did it, what a difference it would make. We all need to take a pride in where we live and try to keep it tidy.

Hope Kitchen does a fantastic job keeping the beaches clean and it’s up to us to help the council operators as they can’t be everywhere. Picking up a few bits of litter each day would make such a difference if everyone did it.

I know it shouldn’t be there in the first place but if it is then it needs to go in a bin. There is a fantastic campaign on Facebook asking everyone to pick up three pieces of litter every time they go to the beach. Why not extend it and just make it three pieces a day, no matter where you are?

It is our town and we should take some responsibility for it. I’m as guilty as the next person of walking past and paying no attention but I would like to do more and see Oban looking even better so that’s my mid-season resolution: three pieces of litter a day in the bin, and any help would be much appreciated.

Last week’s photo was of the gate in Argyll Square leading to the memorial, let’s see if you can get this